Spiochaetopterus typicus M. Sars, 1856,

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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Spiochaetopterus typicus M. Sars, 1856


Spiochaetopterus typicus M. Sars, 1856 


Reported from Greece by Makra and Nicolaidou (2000) and Tselepides (1992). In the Mediterranean also reported from France ( Guille and Laubier 1966) and the Adriatic ( Mikac 2015). Bhaud (1998) restricts the species' distribution to the boreal Atlantic and considers it absent from the temperate waters of the Mediterranean, but the report by Tselepides is from deep waters (500 m and 700 m) off Crete, where environmental conditions could be more favourable for the species. Other boreal species have been shown to occur in deep Mediterranean waters ( Fiege et al. 2000a).