Prosphaerosyllis xarifae ( Hartmann-Schroeder , 1960),

Faulwetter, Sarah, Chatzigeorgiou, Georgios, Galil, Bella S. & Arvanitidis, Christos, 2011, An account of the taxonomy and distribution of Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaetes) in the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on the genus Prosphaerosyllis San Martin, 1984 in the Mediterranean, ZooKeys 150, pp. 281-326: 289

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scientific name

Prosphaerosyllis xarifae ( Hartmann-Schroeder , 1960)
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Prosphaerosyllis xarifae ( Hartmann-Schroeder, 1960) 

Sphaerosyllis xarifae  Hartmann-Schröder, 1960: 103, figs 121-124; 1979: 103, figs 139-140; 1980b: 56; 1981: 37; 1984: 25; San Martín 1984b: 236, fig. 54; Çinar 1999: 166, fig. 4.62; Çinar et al. 2003: 760, fig. 6.

Sphaerosyllis  sp.: San Martín and Alvarado 1981: 224, fig. 3.

Sphaerosyllis cf. xarifae  : Campoy 1982: 279.

Sphaerosyllis (Prosphaerosyllis) xarifae  : Núñez et al. 1992: 51.

Prosphaerosyllis xarifae  : San Martín 2003: 225, figs 119-120; 2005: 60, figs 15 a–f, 16 a–f; Böggemann and Westheide 2004: 435; Fukuda et al. 2009: 1448, fig. 3.

Material examined.

Haifa Bay, Israel: ALA-IL-10 (5 ind.) [coll. 11.10.2009]. Elounda, Crete, Greece: CELA-10b-08 (1 ind.) [coll. 11.6.2008]; CELA-5c-08 (1 ind.) [coll. 12.6.2008].

Type locality.

Sarso, Red Sea.

Distribution.

Circumtropical, Mediterranean Sea: WB, CB, AS, LB. New record for both the Israeli and Greek coasts.

Habitat.

Until 40 m depth, euryoceous, among photophilic algae, in sand, mud, seagrasses, calcareous substrates ( San Martín 2005).

Remarks.

Specimens from Israel agree well with the description of San Martín (2003) and Hartmann-Schröder (1960) except for having more elongated dorsal papillae, especially posteriorly (20 µm, Cretan specimens: 8 µm).