Hesiospina aurantiaca (M. Sars, 1862),

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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Hesiospina aurantiaca (M. Sars, 1862)


Hesiospina aurantiaca (M. Sars, 1862) 

Hesiospina aurantiaca  (M. Sars, 1862) | Hesiospina similis  (Hessle, 1925)


Frequently reported from Greece, considered cosmopolitan ( Pleijel 2004). Simboura (1996) notes morphological differences between specimens of Hesiospina similis  from the Mediterranean and from the native range (Japan). Specifically, Mediterranean material exhibits a stronger serration of the blades of the compound chaetae and neuropodial aciculae with rounded instead of tapering tips.