Hesione splendida Savigny in Lamarck, 1818,

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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Hesione splendida Savigny in Lamarck, 1818


Hesione splendida Savigny in Lamarck, 1818 

Hesione pantherina  Risso, 1826 | Hesione splendida  Savigny in Lamarck, 1818


Hesione  species display a high colour variability and it is currently unknown whether these are colour morphs of the same species or belong to different species ( Mikac 2015, Jimi et al. 2017). For this reason, the status of Hesione pantherina  , Hesione splendida  and similar species is still unclear; here we follow the opinion of F. Pleijel (pers. comm. to Mikac 2015) and list occurrences of Hesione pantherina  under Hesione splendida  .