Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Spionida > Suborder Spioniformia > Family Spionidae > Genus Prionospio

Prionospio caspersi Laubier, 1962

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PrionospioMalmgren, 1867accepted genus name
Minuspio Foster, 1971 heterotypic synonym
Apoprionospio Foster, 1969 synonym
Aquilaspio Foster, 1971 synonym
Prionospio (Minuspio) [auctorum] synonym
Prionospio (Prionospio) [auctorum] synonym

Species group names

Apoprionospio caspersi (Laubier, 1962) synonym


original description

Laubier, L. 1962. Quelques Annélides Polychètes de la Lagune de Venise description de Prionospio caspersi n.sp. Vie et Milieu, 13(1): 123-159.

basis of record

Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 214-231

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

source of synonymy

Foster, Nancy Marie 1971. Spionidae (Polychaeta) of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands, 36(129): 1-183.

status source

Maciolek, Nancy J. 1985. A revision of the genus Prionospio Malmgren, with special emphasis on species from the Atlantic Ocean, and new records of species belonging to the genera Apoprionospio Foster and Paraprionospio Caullery (Polychaeta, Annelida, Spionidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London 84: 325-383.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications)


Read, G. (2014). Prionospio caspersi. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:131152




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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