Potamilla torelli (Malmgren, 1866)

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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.5.e20997

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scientific name

Potamilla torelli (Malmgren, 1866)
status

 

Potamilla torelli (Malmgren, 1866) 

Notes

Questionable status. Knight-Jones (1983) re-examined the specimens of Potamilla torrelli  of Fauvel (1927) and referred them to Demonax brachychona  ( Clapar√®de, 1870) (now accepted as Parasabella saxicola  (Grube, 1861). Thus, it is likely that all specimens under the name Potamilla torelli  which were identified using Fauvel's work belong to Potamilla saxicola  . Species of Demonax  (now Parasabella  ) were usually overlooked or misidentified during the last century due to a very narrow description of the genus, as specimens with broadly hooded inferior thoracic chaetae used to be referred to Potamilla  ; consequently, records of Potamilla torelli  from the Mediterranean are probably misidentifications Giangrande (1994). The presence of Potamilla torelli  in the Mediterranean is furthermore doubted by Knight-Jones et al. (1991) who consider it to be distributed in Arctic regions.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Sabellida

Family

Sabellidae

Genus

Potamilla