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Prionospio Malmgren, 1867

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Prionospio (Prionospio) [auctorum] · unaccepted (superseded combination)


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Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at
page(s): 93 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2024). World Polychaeta Database. Prionospio Malmgren, 1867. Accessed through: RAS (Eds.) (2024) Register of Antarctic Species at: on 2024-04-14
RAS (Eds.) (2024). Register of Antarctic Species. Prionospio Malmgren, 1867. Accessed at: on 2024-04-14
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original description Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at
page(s): 93 [details]   

taxonomy source Paterson, Gordon L. J.; Neal, Lenka; Altamira, Iris; Soto, Eulogio H.; Smith, Craig R.; Menot, Lenaick; Billett, David S. M.; Cunha, Marina R.; Marchais-Laguionie, Clare; Glover, Adrian G. (2016). New <em>Prionospio</em> and <em>Aurospio</em> Species from the Deep Sea (Annelida: Polychaeta). <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4092(1): 1-32., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, <i>in</i>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Sedentaria] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. 459–842., available online at  [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at [details]   

additional source Peixoto, Antônio João Malafaia; Paiva, Paulo Cesar de. (2019). New <i>Prionospio</i> and <i>Laubieriellus</i> (Annelida: Spionidae) species from Southeastern Brazil. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4577(3): 529-547., available online at
page(s): 531-532; note: Emendation (re-diagnosis of genus): Genus diagnosis emended to include "Branchiae from chaetiger 2, chaetiger 3 or rarely absent. Branchiae limited to anterior chaetigers, 0-15 pairs [...]." [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Sigvaldadóttir, E. (1998). Cladistic analysis and classification of <i>Prionospio</i> and related general (Polychaeta, Spionidae). <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 27(3): 175-187., available online at [details]   

additional source Glasby, Christopher J.; Read, Geoffrey B.; Lee, Kenneth 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. <em>[Book chapter].</em> Chapt 17, pp. 312-358. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

identification resource Delgado-Blas, V. H. 2014. Redescriptions and reestablishments of some species belonging to the genus Prionospio (Polychaeta, Spionidae) and descriptions of three new species. Helgoland Marine Research 68(1): 113-132, available online at
page(s): [Key to known species of Prionospio with five pairs of branchiae] [details]   

identification resource Delgado-Blas, Víctor Hugo. (2015). <em>Prionospio</em> (Polychaeta, Spionidae) from the Grand Caribbean Region, with the descriptions of five new species and a key to species recorded in the area. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3905(1): 69-90., available online at
note: Caribbean species key [details]   

identification resource Martínez, Julián; Adarraga, Idoia. (2019). Una nueva especie del género <em>Prionospio</em> Malmgren, 1867 (Annelida, Spionidae) procedente del sureste del Golfo de Vizcaya. <em>Graellsia.</em> 75(2): e099., available online at
note: includes key for all known species with only apinnate branchiae from chaetiger 2 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

identification resource Delgado-Blas, Victor Hugo; Peraza, Russell Giovanni Uc. (2024). Two new species of Prionospio (Annelida: Spionidae) from the Northwest and Northeast Atlantic. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 5432(1): 69-82., available online at
page(s): 79; note: worldwide key to the six Prionospio species of similar morphology to Prionospio dubia [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
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