Ophelia barquii Fauvel, 1927,

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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scientific name

Ophelia barquii Fauvel, 1927
status

 

Ophelia barquii Fauvel, 1927 

Notes

Reported from Greece by Papageorgiou et al. (2006). Type locality: Mediterranean (Agay, France). Ophelia barquii  was initially described as a subspecies of Ophelia radiata  (Delle Chiaje, 1828) by Fauvel (1927), who distinguished the European species of Ophelia  ( Ophelia neglecta  Schneider, 1892, Savigny, 1822, Ophelia radiata  (Delle Chiaje, 1828) and Ophelia barquii  ) on the basis of the number of gill pairs. This was regarded as an unreliable character by subsequent authors (e.g. Bellan 1964a) who considered Ophelia radiata barquii  and Ophelia radiata  synonyms of Ophelia bicornis  . However, molecular and morphological analyses by Maltagliati et al. (2004) and Maltagliati et al. (2005) clearly differentiate Ophelia barquii  from Ophelia bicornis  , the constant morphological difference between the two species being the number of nephridiopore pairs (five in Ophelia barquii  , six in Ophelia bicornis  ). See also comments under Ophelia bicornis  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Family

Opheliidae

Genus

Ophelia