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Polychaeta taxon details

Microspio maori Blake, 1984

329022  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:329022)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Blake, James A. (1984). Four new species of Spionidae (Polychaeta) from New Zealand, with comments on a syntype of <i>Spio aequalis</i> Ehlers from Chatham Island. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 97(1): 148-159., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34553466
page(s): 148-151, fig. 1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Holotype  USNM 80491, geounit North Island  
Holotype USNM 80491, geounit North Island [details]
Note Waikanae River Estuary, Wellington Province,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Waikanae River Estuary, Wellington Province, North Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate -40.875°, 175.003°).  [details]
Depth range Intertidal.  
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution South Pacific Ocean: North and South Islands of New Zealand.  
Distribution South Pacific Ocean: North and South Islands of New Zealand. [details]

Etymology "The epithet is selected in honor of the native Maori people of New Zealand" (Blake, 1984: 151).  
Etymology "The epithet is selected in honor of the native Maori people of New Zealand" (Blake, 1984: 151). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Microspio maori Blake, 1984. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=329022 on 2021-10-28
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original description Blake, James A. (1984). Four new species of Spionidae (Polychaeta) from New Zealand, with comments on a syntype of <i>Spio aequalis</i> Ehlers from Chatham Island. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 97(1): 148-159., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34553466
page(s): 148-151, fig. 1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype USNM 80491, geounit North Island [details]
Nontype MONZ, geounit North Island [details]
Nontype MONZ, geounit South Island [details]
Nontype MONZ, geounit South Island [details]
Paratype MONZ, geounit North Island [details]
Paratype MONZ, geounit North Island [details]
Paratype MONZ, geounit South Island [details]
Paratype USNM 80492, geounit North Island [details]
Paratype USNM 80493, geounit North Island [details]
Paratype USNM 80494, geounit South Island [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Intertidal. [details]

Distribution South Pacific Ocean: North and South Islands of New Zealand. [details]

Ecology From Blake (1984: 150): "Microspio maori is present in densities ranging from 2600-6300 per m2 (x̅ = 4100 per m2) on intertidal sand flats of the Pauatahanui Inlet near Wellington. The sediments are moderately well sorted fine to very fine sands (Mz 2.9-3.3 phi) having a silt-clay content of 2-6%. Salinities range from 10-33‰. At Pauatahanui, the species is associated with a large maldanid, Axiothella serrata Kudenov and Read (1977), while in Wellington Harbor in organically rich, very fine sands, the most common associates are Boccardia spp." [details]

Etymology "The epithet is selected in honor of the native Maori people of New Zealand" (Blake, 1984: 151). [details]

Habitat Intertidal sandy substrata of estuaries. [details]

Type locality Waikanae River Estuary, Wellington Province, North Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean (gazetteer estimate -40.875°, 175.003°).  [details]