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Polychaeta name details

Spirobranchus giganteus giganteus (Pallas, 1766)

335846  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:335846)

 unaccepted
Subspecies
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Taxonomy  In 1970, ten Hove split up the "circumtropical" Spirobranchus of authors in three what he at that time thought to be...  
Taxonomy  In 1970, ten Hove split up the "circumtropical" Spirobranchus of authors in three what he at that time thought to be subspecies, in the meantime all recognized as species-complexes by themselves, totalling some 10 different species, see Fiege & ten Hove (1999 fig.4) for a graphic overview. There is a lot of confusion in the existing identifications of circumtropical "Sp. giganteus", but the use of the latter binomen should be restricted to the specimens from the Caribbean. His "subspecies" S. giganteus giganteus nowadays is recognized to be a complex of three, biogeographically separated species: S. giganteus, incrassatus and spinosus. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Spirobranchus giganteus giganteus (Pallas, 1766). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=335846 on 2020-02-23
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2008-03-17 14:53:29Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2010-03-10 20:53:43Z
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basis of record Hove, Harry A. ten 1970. Serpulinae (Polychaeta) from the Caribbean: I - the genus Spirobranchus. Studies on the Fauna of CuraƧao and other Caribbean Islands, 32: 1-57. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Taxonomy  In 1970, ten Hove split up the "circumtropical" Spirobranchus of authors in three what he at that time thought to be subspecies, in the meantime all recognized as species-complexes by themselves, totalling some 10 different species, see Fiege & ten Hove (1999 fig.4) for a graphic overview. There is a lot of confusion in the existing identifications of circumtropical "Sp. giganteus", but the use of the latter binomen should be restricted to the specimens from the Caribbean. His "subspecies" S. giganteus giganteus nowadays is recognized to be a complex of three, biogeographically separated species: S. giganteus, incrassatus and spinosus. [details]