Amblyosyllis formosa ( Claparede , 1863)

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

Amblyosyllis formosa ( Claparede , 1863)
status

 

Amblyosyllis formosa ( Claparede, 1863) 

Amblyosyllis dorsigera  Claparède, 1864 | Amblyosyllis formosa  ( Claparède, 1863) | Pterosyllis formosa  Claparède, 1863

Notes

Three Amblyosyllis  species have been recorded so far from the Mediterranean ( Amblyosyllis formosa  , Amblyosyllis dorsigera  ( Claparède, 1864) and Amblyosyllis madeirensis  Langerhans, 1879); Amblyosyllis dorsigera  is currently considered a synonym of Amblyosyllis formosa  . However, the characters traditionally used to distinguish these three species (number and type of pharyngeal teeth) seem not to be consistent ( Çınar and Ergen 2002) and the genus is in need of revision. At least two species of Amblyosyllis  occur in Greece, as Arvanitidis (1994) reports both Amblyosyllis formosa  and Amblyosyllis madeirensis  in the same study; therefore both records are here retained as valid pending further analyses resolving their identity. Type locality: Mediterranean (Port-Vendres, France).