Filograna implexa Berkeley, 1835

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

Filograna implexa Berkeley, 1835
status

 

Filograna implexa Berkeley, 1835 

Notes

Reported from Greece by Arvanitidis (1994) and Chatzigeorgiou et al. (2016). The relationships within the species of the Filograna  / Salmacina  complex and the characters used to distinguish species and genera are still a matter of debate ( Nogueira and ten Hove 2000). Filograna  is usually considered operculate and Salmacina  non-operculate, but mixed colonies have been found, questioning the validity of the character. Fauvel (1927) considers the three taxa Filograna implexa  , Salmacina dysteri  (Huxle, 1855) and Salmacina incrustans  Clapar√®de, 1870 to be separate species, a view which is also tentatively followed by Nogueira and ten Hove (2000) until more information becomes available. They recommend using locally applied names for each of the species. We follow this view here and list all three species as separate, pending further taxonomic investigation. Greek specimens were identified using the key of Bianchi (1981).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Sabellida

Family

Serpulidae

Genus

Filograna