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Polychaeta name details

Spio (Microspio) Mesnil, 1896

325657  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325657)

 unaccepted (superseded rank downgrade to subgenus)
Subgenus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Microspio Mesnil, 1896) Mesnil, F. (1896). Études de morphologie externe chez les Annélides. I. Les Spionidiens des côtes de la Manche. <em>Bulletin Scientifique de la France et de la Belgique.</em> 29: 110-287, plates VII-XV., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10726590
page(s): 117, 119, 174-175 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Taxonomy The name combinations Foster (1971) included in a listing of Spio (Microspio) species have not been given separate entries...  
Taxonomy The name combinations Foster (1971) included in a listing of Spio (Microspio) species have not been given separate entries in WoRMS under Microspio as a subgenus, except for S. mecznikowiana, the type species of Microspio, but they were as follows:

S. (M.) mecznikowiana Claparede, as Spio mecznikowiana CLAPAREDE, 1869a, p. 178.
Mediterranean. [Referred to Microspio by MESNIL (1896, p. 119).]
S. (M.) atlantica Langerhans, as Spio atlanticus LANGERHANS, 1880, p. 89. Madeira.
[Referred to Microspio mecznikowianus (Claparede) by SODERSTROM (1920) ; - distinct
species according to HANNERZ (1956, p. 85).]
S. (M.) moorei (Gravier), as Mesospio moorei GRAVIER, 1911, p. 100. South Shetland
Islands.
S. (M.) rolasiana (Augener), as Microspio rolasiana AUGENER, 1918, p. 408. West
Africa.
S. (M.) kussakini (Chlebovitsch), as Microspio kussakini CHLEBOVITSCH, 1959, p. 173.
Kurile Islands.
S. (M.) pigmentata (Reish), as Spiophanes pigmentata REISH, 1959b, p. 11. Southern
California. [Referred to Nerinides pigmentata (Reish, 1959) by HARTMAN (1961,
p. 92); referred questionably to Microspio by PETTIBONE (1962, p. 85).]
S. (M.) maculata (Hartman), as Nerinides maculata HARTMAN, 1961, p. 91. Lower
California.
S. (M.) minuta (Hartmann-Schroder), as Paraspio minuta HARTMANN-SCHRODER,
1962a, p. 144. Chile. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Spio (Microspio) Mesnil, 1896. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325657 on 2021-10-20
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2008-03-11 13:08:30Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description  (of Microspio Mesnil, 1896) Mesnil, F. (1896). Études de morphologie externe chez les Annélides. I. Les Spionidiens des côtes de la Manche. <em>Bulletin Scientifique de la France et de la Belgique.</em> 29: 110-287, plates VII-XV., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10726590
page(s): 117, 119, 174-175 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

status source Foster, Nancy Marie. (1971). Spionidae (Polychaeta) of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands.</em> 36(129): 1-183., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/506046
page(s): 33-35; note: usage of Microspio as a subgenus of Spio and a discussion of its taxonomic status [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Classification Foster (1971) used Microspio downgraded to a subgenus of Spio. However, mostly it is treated as a full genus in recent reports (eg Maciolek, 1990, Blake 1996). Microspio do not look like Spio species, although the character differences (branchiae from chaetiger 2, conspicuous bacillary glands) are seemingly not dramatic. [details]

Taxonomy The name combinations Foster (1971) included in a listing of Spio (Microspio) species have not been given separate entries in WoRMS under Microspio as a subgenus, except for S. mecznikowiana, the type species of Microspio, but they were as follows:

S. (M.) mecznikowiana Claparede, as Spio mecznikowiana CLAPAREDE, 1869a, p. 178.
Mediterranean. [Referred to Microspio by MESNIL (1896, p. 119).]
S. (M.) atlantica Langerhans, as Spio atlanticus LANGERHANS, 1880, p. 89. Madeira.
[Referred to Microspio mecznikowianus (Claparede) by SODERSTROM (1920) ; - distinct
species according to HANNERZ (1956, p. 85).]
S. (M.) moorei (Gravier), as Mesospio moorei GRAVIER, 1911, p. 100. South Shetland
Islands.
S. (M.) rolasiana (Augener), as Microspio rolasiana AUGENER, 1918, p. 408. West
Africa.
S. (M.) kussakini (Chlebovitsch), as Microspio kussakini CHLEBOVITSCH, 1959, p. 173.
Kurile Islands.
S. (M.) pigmentata (Reish), as Spiophanes pigmentata REISH, 1959b, p. 11. Southern
California. [Referred to Nerinides pigmentata (Reish, 1959) by HARTMAN (1961,
p. 92); referred questionably to Microspio by PETTIBONE (1962, p. 85).]
S. (M.) maculata (Hartman), as Nerinides maculata HARTMAN, 1961, p. 91. Lower
California.
S. (M.) minuta (Hartmann-Schroder), as Paraspio minuta HARTMANN-SCHRODER,
1962a, p. 144. Chile. [details]