WoRMS taxon details

Sphaerodoropsis spissum (Benham, 1921)

334819  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:334819)

accepted
Species
Sphaerodoridium spissum (Benham, 1921) (superseded recombination)
Sphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921 (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Sphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921) Benham, W.B. (1921). Polychaeta. <em>Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Scientific Reports, Series C - Zoology and Botany.</em> 6(3): 1-128., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.16201 [details]   
Type locality contained in Macquarie Island  
type locality contained in Macquarie Island [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Distribution Capa & Bakken 2015 indicate Augener's (1927) mainland Australia record is doubtful: "should not be considered to be a part...  
Distribution Capa & Bakken 2015 indicate Augener's (1927) mainland Australia record is doubtful: "should not be considered to be a part of the continental Australian fauna, and should be considered known only from the original description." [specimens from Macquarie Island, south of New Zealand] Authors do not comment on the apparent distribution of Sphaerodoropsis heteropapillata, which Hartmann-Schröder recorded from Macquarie as well as Australia. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Sphaerodoropsis spissum (Benham, 1921). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=334819 on 2021-07-29
Date
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description  (of Sphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921) Benham, W.B. (1921). Polychaeta. <em>Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, Scientific Reports, Series C - Zoology and Botany.</em> 6(3): 1-128., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.16201 [details]   

basis of record Fauchald, K. (1974). Sphaerodoridae (Polychaeta: Errantia) from world-wide areas. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 8(3): 257-289., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937400770241 [details]   

status source Capa, Maria; Bakken, Torkild. (2015). Revision of the Australian Sphaerodoridae (Annelida) including the description of four new species. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4000(2): 227-267., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4000.2.3
page(s): 262; note: seem to suggest as indeterminable without holotype examination. No mention of holotype whereabouts [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype (of Sphaerodorum spissum Benham, 1921) unknown, geounit Macquarie Island [details]
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Distribution Capa & Bakken 2015 indicate Augener's (1927) mainland Australia record is doubtful: "should not be considered to be a part of the continental Australian fauna, and should be considered known only from the original description." [specimens from Macquarie Island, south of New Zealand] Authors do not comment on the apparent distribution of Sphaerodoropsis heteropapillata, which Hartmann-Schröder recorded from Macquarie as well as Australia. [details]