Eumida sanguinea ( Orsted , 1843),

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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Eumida sanguinea ( Orsted , 1843)


Eumida sanguinea ( Orsted, 1843) 

Eulalia sanguinea  Ørsted, 1843 | Eumida sanguinea  ( Ørsted, 1843)


Species complex. Nygren and Pleijel (2011) recovered ten cryptic species in European specimens identified as Eumida sanguinea  . They restrict the distribution of Eumida sanguinea  to the Skagerrak, Kattegat and southern England. Five cryptic species were discovered from the Mediterranean: Eumida asterope  Nygren & Pleijel 2011, Eumida maia  Nygren & Pleijel 2011, Eumida merobe  Nygren & Pleijel 2011, Eumida  sp. (all from southern France and morphologically identical to Eumida sanguinea  except for their pigmentation patterns) and Eumida taygete  Nygren & Pleijel 2011 from Croatia, (morphologically identical to Eumida sanguinea  sensu stricto). These new species are almost impossible to identify based on their morphology, thus the authors recommend the use of the name " Eumida sanguinea  sensu lato" or " Eumida sanguinea  complex" for all records which are not resolved through molecular methods.