Prionospio fallax Soederstroem , 1920

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 fallax Soederstroem , 1920
status

 

Prionospio fallax Soederstroem, 1920 

Notes

Frequently reported from Greece and other parts of the Mediterranean ( Castelli et al. 2008, Ayari et al. 2009, Çınar et al. 2014, Mikac 2015). Simboura (1996), after examination of material from Greece and in communication with other experts ( Sigvaldadóttir, Mackie), concludes that several specimens from Europe erroneously identified as Prionospio malmgreni  Claparède, 1870 actually belong to Prionospio fallax  . In the original description, Prionospio malmgreni  was reported to have up to 9 pairs of branchiae, a character which was never found again in any specimen. The description of Prionospio malmgreni by  Fauvel (1927) belongs to Prionospio fallax  , leading to several misidentifications ( Sigvaldadóttir and Mackie 1993). Prionospio malmgreni  has been considered an indeterminable species ( Maciolek 1985, Sigvaldadóttir and Mackie 1993) and it is suggested to assign previous Mediterranean records to Prionospio fallax  ( Çınar et al. 2014, Mikac 2015).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Spionida

Family

Spionidae

Genus

Prionospio