Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1813)

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

Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1813)
status

 

Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1813) 

Notes

Species complex. Considered cosmopolitan in the past, but Marphysa sanguinea  actually comprises a complex of numerous pseudo-cryptic species ( Zanol et al. 2016). Hutchings and Karageorgopoulos (2003) designated a neotype based on pectinate chaetae distribution instead of branchiae and Hutchings et al. (2012) encourage re-examination of all material outside the English Channel and North Sea. Recent studies have described several new species similar to Marphysa sanguinea  or resurrected species from synonymy with the latter ( Lewis and Karageorgopoulos 2008, Molina-Acevedo and Carrera-Parra 2015, Zanol et al. 2016, Liu et al. 2017). Wijnhoven and Dekker (2010) question the presence of Marphysa sanguinea  in the Mediterranean Sea and encourage comparisons of specimens with the neotype.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Eunicida

Family

Eunicidae

Genus

Marphysa