Aonides paucibranchiata Southern, 1914

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

Aonides paucibranchiata Southern, 1914
status

 

Aonides paucibranchiata Southern, 1914 

Notes

Identifications of Greek specimens are based on descriptions of Fauvel (1927) and may have been easily confused with Aonides oxycephala  (Sars, 1862) or other similar species. According to a note in Fauvel (1927), this small sized species could be a juvenile form of Aonides oxycephala  , differing from it mainly by the smaller size, the number of gills and the smaller sized pygidial cirri, while the tridentate ventral hooks could be in fact a post-larval character, frequently observed in the Spionidae  . Besides, the number of branchiae and the range of the ventral hooks may follow an intraspecific variation ( Ramos 1976a, Johnson 1984 and personal observations from Greek material). According to F. Gravina and A. Somaschini (pers. comm.), it is a rare species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Spionida

Family

Spionidae

Genus

Aonides