Aricidea (Acmira) lopezi Berkeley & Berkeley, 1956,

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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Aricidea (Acmira) lopezi Berkeley & Berkeley, 1956


Aricidea (Acmira) lopezi Berkeley & Berkeley, 1956 

Aricidea fauveli  Hartman, 1957| Aricidea lopezi lopezi  Berkeley & Berkeley, 1956


Questionable status. Records from Greece exist almost exclusively under the name Aricidea fauveli  , despite the fact that they were recorded after Strelzov (1973) had synonymised the two species. It is therefore likely that they were identified using the key by Day (1967) which only includes Aricidea fauveli  . Castelli (1987) attributes several Mediterranean records of Aricidea lopezi  to Aricidea (Acmira) assimilis  Tebble, 1959, which he considers synonymous with Aricidea fauveli  . In the Mediterranean, Aricidea lopezi  / Aricidea fauveli  used to be distinguished from Aricidea assimilis  on the basis of the length of the antenna (short in Aricidea lopezi  , long in Aricidea assimilis  ) but molecular analyses by Langeneck (2017) revealed two clades related to depth which were incongruent with the two different morphotypes. It is therefore likely that Mediterranean specimens of Aricidea (Acmira) lopezi  belong to different species.