Prionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907

Delgado-Blas, Victor Hugo & Salazar-Silva, Patricia, 2011, Taxonomic catalogue of the Spionidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) of the Grand Caribbean, Zootaxa 2782, pp. 39-66: 54

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Prionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907
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Prionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907 

Prionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907: 195  —197, plate 15, figs 1–6.— Amoureux, 1985: 102. Prionospio (Minuspio) heterobranchia  .— Maciolek, 1985: 341 –343, fig. 5.— Gobin, 1990: 43.

Type locality. Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, on soft sediment.

Type material. Holotype ( ANSPAbout ANSP 850).

Records. USA: off Pierce Inlet, Florida ( Maciolek 1985). Guadaloupe ( Gillet 1987, Amoureux 1985). Trinidad and Tobago: Oropuche ( Gobin 1990).

Remarks. This species is easily distinguished by having five pairs of branchiae, three of which have digitiform pinnules, and by the extremely large posterior pair of prostomial eyes. Foster (1971 a) proposed the synonymy of Prionospio heterobranchia texana Hartman, 1951  , and P. h. newportensis Reish, 1959, with P. heterobranchia  , and this was followed by Maciolek (1985). The record of P. heterobranchia  in the Grand Caribbean is questionable, requiring comparison with the type material.

ANSP

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Spionida

Family

Spionidae

Genus

Prionospio

Loc

Prionospio heterobranchia Moore, 1907

Delgado-Blas, Victor Hugo & Salazar-Silva, Patricia 2011

2011
Loc

Prionospio heterobranchia

Gobin 1990: 43
Amoureux 1985: 102
Maciolek 1985: 341Moore 1907: 195

1985