Spiochaetopterus costarum ( Claparede , 1869),

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 costarum ( Claparede , 1869)


Spiochaetopterus costarum ( Claparede, 1869) 

Spiochaetopterus costarum  ( Claparède, 1869) | Telepsavus costarum  Claparède 1869


Species complex. Spiochaetopterus costarum  was long believed to be a cosmopolitan species but in fact the name has been applied to a number of pseudo-cryptic species (e.g. Bhaud 1998, Bhaud et al. 2003). Mediterranean specimens are currently considered to belong to Spiochaetopterus costarum  sensu stricto, as the type locality of the species is in the Gulf of Naples.