Metasychis gotoi (Izuka, 1902)

Faulwetter, Sarah, Simboura, Nomiki, Katsiaras, Nikolaos, Chatzigeorgiou, Giorgos & Arvanitidis, Christos, 2017, Polychaetes of Greece: an updated and annotated checklist, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 20997-20997: 20997

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.5.e20997

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scientific name

Metasychis gotoi (Izuka, 1902)
status

 

Metasychis gotoi (Izuka, 1902) 

Asychis gotoi  (Izuka, 1902) | Metasychis gotoi  (Izuka, 1902)

Ecological interactions

Native status

Non-native (established)

Notes

Originally distributed in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the North Pacific; commonly reported from locations throughout the Mediterranean ( Simboura and Zenetos 2005). The first Mediterranean record of Metasychis gotoi  is from the Northern Adriatic (Fauvel 1940), constituting one of the earliest records of non-native species in the basin. As Metasychis gotoi  is reported from worldwide distributions, it is likely that the name refers to a complex of cryptic species. The Mediterranean material could belong to an overlooked native species (J. Langeneck, pers. comm.).