Sphaerosyllis capensis Day, 1953,

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 capensis Day, 1953


Sphaerosyllis capensis Day, 1953 


Questionable status. Reported from Greece by Arvanitidis (2000a), in the Mediterranean also reported from Spain ( San Martín et al. 1981b), otherwise distributed along the coast of South Africa and in the Indian Ocean. The specimens may have been confused with other Mediterranean species. Sphaerosyllis capensis  is distinguished from many congeners by having all antennae in line. However, the position of the antennae in preserved material may be misleading if fixation has caused muscle contraction ( Riser 1991).