Opisthosyllis brunnea Langerhans, 1879,

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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Opisthosyllis brunnea Langerhans, 1879


Opisthosyllis brunnea Langerhans, 1879 


Reported from Greece by Faulwetter et al. (2011a) and Keklikoglou et al. (2013). Widely distributed in the Mediterranean ( Musco and Giangrande 2005). Considered cosmopolitan, but Paresque et al. (2016) found morphological differences between specimens from different localities and raise the possibility of Opisthosyllis brunnea  constituting a species complex.