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Pettibone, Marian H. (1963). Revision of some genera of polychaete worms of the family Spionidae, including the description of a new species of Scolelepis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 89-104.
Pettibone, Marian H.
Revision of some genera of polychaete worms of the family Spionidae, including the description of a new species of <i>Scolelepis</i>
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
76: 89-104
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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In reviewing the Spionidae from the New England region, the genera have proved to be particularly difficult. The characters that have been used to distinguish some of them are questionable. The same generic names have sometimes been based on different type species and so used in dissimilar senses. Monographic works on the Spionidae by Mesnil (1896) and Söderström (1920) have added considerably to our knowledge of the group but they are in disagreement on some basic points in regard to generic names. An attempt is made in the present paper to lessen the generic confusion that has prevailed in two groups of spionids: those with branchiae and pointed prostomia, and those with branchiae and distinct frontal horns.
North-western Atlantic
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 Depth range

Low water to about 18 m. [details]


Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of St. Lawrence (Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick); Massachusetts (Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole). [details]


From Pettibone (1963: 98): "The species is named for E. L. Bousfield of the National Museum of Canada.[details]


In muddy and sandy sediments, with detritus, stones, shells or dead eelgrass, at shallow water. [details]


Pseudonerine Augener, 1926 is a junior homonym to Pseudonerine Czerniavsky, 1881, erected for Nerine macrochaeta ... [details]

 New combination

Pettibone (1963) examined the type and stated: "Aonides diverapoda Hoagland, 1920, from the Philippine Islands, ... [details]


Not a Malacoceros. Often regarded as a synonym of Scolelepis squamata, possibly correctly (e.g. Pettibone, 1963). ... [details]

 Type locality

Shediac Island, Channel, New Brunswick, Canada, Atlantic Ocean (46.25°, -64.53°). [details]

 Type species

Spio vulgaris Johnston, 1827, subsequent designation by Pettibone (1963: 98). [details]

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