Laonice cirrata (M. Sars, 1851)

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

Laonice cirrata (M. Sars, 1851)
status

 

Laonice cirrata (M. Sars, 1851) 

Notes

Questionable status. Species complex. At least two putative cryptic species exist in the Canadian Pacific ( Carr et al. 2011). Records of Laonice cirrata  in the Mediterranean may actually belong to Laonice bahusiensis  Söderström 1920 ( Mikac 2015, see Sikorski 2003 for differences between species). The former is restricted to circumpolar areas, the very similar Laonice bahusiensis  , however, has a more southern distribution and is also present in the Central and Eastern Mediterranean ( Sikorski 2003, Çınar et al. 2014). Fauvel (1927) synonymised Laonice bahusiensis  with Laonice cirrata  , including only Laonice cirrata  in his key. Laonice bahusiensis  may therefore be underreported or misidentified and all previous records of Laonice cirrata  need to be investigated to confirm their identity.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Spionida

Family

Spionidae

Genus

Laonice