Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparede , 1863,

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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Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparede , 1863


Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparede, 1863 


The name Sphaerosyllis hystrix  has been applied to a number of specimens worldwide which likely belong to other species. Several specimens from Greece previously identified as Sphaerosyllis hystrix  were assigned to Sphaerosyllis boeroi  Musco, Çınar & Giangrande, 2005 after re-examination ( Faulwetter et al. 2011b). It is likely that other specimens recorded under the name Sphaerosyllis hystrix  from Greece actually belong to different species. Type locality: Mediterranean (Gulf of Naples).