CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Annelida (phylum)  »  Polychaeta (class)  »  Sabellida (order)  »  Serpulidae (family)

CAAB Code: 22 085031 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Spirobranchus "kraussii"   (Baird, 1865)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 22 - Annelida Segmented worms
Family: 22 85 Serpulidae (tube worms) - show full list
Common Name: [a tube worm]
Organism Type: a tube worm
Synonyms: Pomatoleios kraussii Pomatoceros kraussii Spirobranchus kraussii
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 22 085931     Spirobranchus spp.
Taxon Notes:Spirobranchus kraussii, originally described from South Africa, was previously considered to be a widespread Indo-Pacific species. Recent genetic work has shown that it is a species complex and that S. kraussii s.s. is restricted to southern and eastern Africa. Material from other areas, including Australia, is genetically distinct and a detailed revision is needed to determine the correct names to be used.

MoV 3368|4007
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Australian Biological Resources Study (Houston, K. + others, editors), 2000-, Australian Faunal Directory. World Wide Web electronic publication, http:
Scientific Name
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Simon, C.A., Van Niekerk, H., Burghardt, I., Ten Hove, H.A., Kupriyanova, E.K., 2019. Not out of Africa: Spirobranchus kraussii (Baird, 1865) is not a global fouling and invasive serpulid of Indo-Pacific origin., Aquatic Invasions, Vol. 14(2): 221-249. . doi.orh/10.3391/ai.2019.14.2.05 doi:10.3391/ai.2019.14.2.05
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