Lumbrineris inflata Moore, 1911,

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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Lumbrineris inflata Moore, 1911


Lumbrineris inflata Moore, 1911 


Questionable status. Reported from Greece by Arvanitidis (2000a) and Kitsos (2003); the first Mediterranean record was by Giangrande et al. (1981). Arvanitidis (2000a) argues that the species may have been underreported in the Mediterranean due to its similarity with Lumbrineris coccinea  (Renier, 1804). Carrera-Parra (2006) and D’Alessandro et al. (2016) consider Mediterranean records of the species doubtful based on its otherwise East Pacific distribution. Çınar (2009) argues that the description and illustrations of Lumbrineris inflata  by Giangrande et al. (1981) fit the characters of Lumbrineris perkinsi  Carrera-Parra, 2001. Lumbrineris inflata  differs from Lumbrineris perkinsi  mainly in the number of teeth of maxilla III (M III). Giangrande et al. (1981), as well as Arvanitidis (2000a) for Greece, report a maxillary formula which could correspond to Lumbrineris perkinsi  ("M III with 3-4 teeth"). Although published descriptions and records from the Mediterranean indicate the presence of Lumbrineris perkinsi  , re-examination of all the material is needed to draw conclusions about the identity of the Greek records.