Prionospio cirrifera Wiren , 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

Prionospio cirrifera Wiren , 1883
status

 

Prionospio cirrifera Wiren, 1883 

Minuspio cirrifera  ( Wirén, 1883) | Prionospio (Minuspio) cirrifera  Wirén, 1883 | Prionospio cirrifera  Wirén, 1883

Notes

Questionable status. Reported frequently from Greece and other parts of the Mediterranean ( Castelli et al. 2008, Zaâbi et al. 2012, Çınar et al. 2014, Mikac 2015) and considered cosmopolitan. However, Mackie (1984) re-examined European material identified as Prionospio cirrifera  and found many specimens to actually belong to a species that could not be distinguished from Prionospio multibranchiata  Berkeley, 1927, based on the available information at that time. Sigvaldadóttir (2002), in agreement with Mackie (1984), suggests that Prionospio cirrifera  is a North Sea species and probably does not occur south of Portugal. Mackie suggested that Mediterranean specimens probably belong to other, endemic species (Mackie pers. comm. in Simboura 1996) and later, Dağlı and Çınar (2011) described Prionospio maciolekae  from Mediterranean specimens. Other specimens of Prionospio cirrifera  from Italy ( Giangrande and Gambi 1982) were re-examined by Dağlı and Çınar (2011) and shown to belong to the alien species Prionospio pulchra  Imajima, 1990. See also remarks under Prionospio maciolekae  , Prionospio multibranchiata  and Prionospio pulchra  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Spionida

Family

Spionidae

Genus

Prionospio