Syllis compacta Gravier, 1900,

Faulwetter, Sarah, Chatzigeorgiou, Georgios, Galil, Bella S. & Arvanitidis, Christos, 2011, An account of the taxonomy and distribution of Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaetes) in the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on the genus Prosphaerosyllis San Martin, 1984 in the Mediterranean, ZooKeys 150, pp. 281-326: 292-293

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.150.2146

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scientific name

Syllis compacta Gravier, 1900
status

 

Syllis compacta Gravier, 1900 

Syllis (Typosyllis) compacta  Gravier, 1900: 165, pl. 9, fig. 11, text-figs 35-38.

Syllis compacta  : López et al. 1996: 110, fig 3; Çinar 1999: 263, fig. 4.113; San Martín 2003: 433, figs 238-239.

Syllis golfonovensis  : San Martín 1984b: 395, fig. 104 (Non Syllis golfonovensis  Hartmann-Schröder, 1962.

Material examined.

Alykes, Crete, Greece: CALB-1e-07 (1 ind.), CALA-5e-07 (1 ind.) [coll. 19.9.2007]; CALA-15c-08 (1 ind.), CALA-20b-08 (1 ind.), CALB-20b-08 (1 ind.), CALA-20c-08 (1 ind.) [coll. 17.6.2008]. Elounda, Crete, Greece: CELA-15b-07 (1 ind.), CELA-15e-07 (3 ind.), CELB-20a-07 (2 ind.) [coll. 26.9.2007]; CELA- 10a-07 (1 ind.), CELA-10d-07 (1 ind.) [coll. 27.9.2007]; CELA-5c-07 (1 ind.), CELB-5d-07 (1 ind.) [coll. 29.9.2007]; CELA-5b-08 (1 ind.), CELA-5d-08 (2 ind.), CELB-15d-08 (3 ind.) [coll. 12.6.2008].

Type locality.

Red Sea.

Distribution.

Red Sea. Mediterranean Sea: WB, CB, AD, AS. New record for the Greek coast.

Habitat.

Shallow subtidal depths, on biogenic calcareous substrates, among photophilic algae and Posidonia oceanica  rhizomes.

Remarks.

The species is regarded by many authors (e.g. Augener 1913, Fauvel 1919, Licher 2000) as a synonym of Syllis variegata  Grube, 1860. Recent works (e.g. San Martín 2003, Çinar 2005) however, regard the two species as distinct, which is also supported by molecular analyses ( Aguado et al. 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Phyllodocida

Family

Syllidae

Genus

Syllis