Leitoscoloplos kerguelensis (McIntosh, 1885),

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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Leitoscoloplos kerguelensis (McIntosh, 1885)


Leitoscoloplos kerguelensis (McIntosh, 1885) 


Questionable status. Reported from Greece by Akoumianaki (2004). In the Mediterranean also reported (questionably) from Spain / France ( Ramos 1976b). Leitoscoloplos kerguelensis  is a widely reported but much confused species with several incorrect re-descriptions and many wrongly identified specimens ( Mackie 1987). The species is probably restricted to the Kerguelen Islands area and the Mediterranean material belongs to Leitoscoloplos kerguelensis  sensu Ramos, 1976 which constitutes an undescribed species ( Blake 2017).