Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829

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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scientific name

Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829
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Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829 

Notes

Species complex. Consists of at least two different putative cryptic species in the Arctic Ocean ( Carr et al. 2011), specimens from other locations could belong to either of these or to a different cryptic species. Salazar-Vallejo (2012) considers the distribution of Flabelligera affinis  to be restricted to "Arctic to cold and temperate, boreal localities" and questions the identity of specimens reported under this name from warm water localities such as Africa or Panama. Whether the Mediterranean is considered here temperate or warm water and whether the species occurs in the Mediterranean is unknown; it is considered here to be present in the Greek waters pending further information.