Manayunkia aestuarina (Bourne, 1883)

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

Manayunkia aestuarina (Bourne, 1883)
status

 

Manayunkia aestuarina (Bourne, 1883) 

Notes

Questionable status. In the Mediterranean only reported from Greece ( Kisseleva 1961, Diapoulis and Bogdanos 1983). Both Greek records are from a fully marine environment and therefore considered questionable by Arvanitidis (1994), as the species usually occurs in brackish waters. However, Harris (1970) reports the species from non-brackish environments in the British Isles and assumes that it can tolerate full salinity at least during certain stages of its life cycle. Based on the geographic range of Manayunkia aestuarina  , the Greek records must nevertheless be considered uncertain. Undescribed species of Manayunkia  exist in Greece ( Chintiroglou et al. 2004) and the genus needs further study in the region.