Eurythoe complanata ( Pallas, 1766 )

Ribas, Julia & Hutchings, Pat, 2015, Lizard Island Polychaete Workshop: sampling sites and a checklist of polychaetes, Zootaxa 4019 (1), pp. 7-34: 20

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4019.1.4

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scientific name

Eurythoe complanata ( Pallas, 1766 )
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Eurythoe complanata ( Pallas, 1766) 

For list of synonyms see Barroso et al. (2010).

Type locality. Caribbean.

Records. Lizard Island: Chinamans Point (14 ° 40 ′ S 145 ° 28 ′ E) several records; Bird Islet (14 ° 40 ′S 145 ° 27 ′E) AM W. 40404; off Station Beach (14 ° 41 ′S 145 ° 27 ′E) AM W. 40424; Crystal Beach (14 ° 40 ′S 145 ° 28 ′E) AM W. 40419; fringing reef between Bird Islet and South Island (14 ° 40 ′S 145 ° 28 ′E) AM W. 40388, AM W. 40413, AM W. 40420; Coconut Beach (14 ° 39 ′S 145 ° 28 ′E) AM W. 40422; (14 ° 40 ′S 145 ° 27 ′E) AM W. 40425. Surrounding areas: Eagle Island (14 ° 41 ′S 145 ° 37 ′E) AM W. 422. Outer Barrier: Yonge Reef (14 ° 36 ′S 145 ° 38 ′ 39 ′′E), several records.

Comments. This species has been widely recorded from the region in ecological and in popular articles but recent studies by Barroso et al. (2010) and Borda et al. (2012) would suggest that the species actually represent a suites of species and it is probable that E. complanata  is restricted to the Caribbean and not the widespread “cosmopolitan” species as has previously been reported.