Sternaspis scutata Ranzani, 1817,

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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Sternaspis scutata Ranzani, 1817


Sternaspis scutata Ranzani, 1817 


Sendall and Salazar-Vallejo (2013) re-instated Sternaspis thalassemoides  Otto, 1821 from the Mediterranean alongside Sternaspis scutata  , mainly based on morphological features of the fan (truncate, entire and not expanding beyond the posterolateral margins in Sternaspis thalassemoides  ; notched and expanded beyond the posterolateral margins in Sternaspis scutata  ). Specimens recorded in the past as Sternaspis scutata  could belong to either of the two species. Type locality: Mediterranean (originally Adriatic Sea, neotype from Izmir, Turkey).