Heteromastus filiformis ( Claparede , 1864),

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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Heteromastus filiformis ( Claparede , 1864)


Heteromastus filiformis ( Claparede, 1864) 


Frequently reported from Greece and other parts of the Mediterranean; type locality: Mediterranean (Port-Vendres, France). Green (2002) clarified confusions that had arisen from typographic errors in the genus designation made by Hutchings and Rainer (1981). However, a number of problems concerning the correct identification of the species still exist. Juvenile specimens can be confused with adults of Mediomastus  species, since chaetigers four and five initially carry hooks which are replaced by capillaries with age ( Capaccioni-Azzati and El-Haddad 2015). In addition, different opinions regarding the presence and location of abdominal gills exist in literature ( Capaccioni-Azzati and El-Haddad 2015).