Kirkegaardia tesselata (Hartman, 1960),

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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Kirkegaardia tesselata (Hartman, 1960)


Kirkegaardia tesselata (Hartman, 1960) 

Monticellina tesselata  (Hartman, 1960)


Questionable status. Reported from Greece by Koulouri et al. (2015). In the Mediterranean also reported from Spain ( Desbruyères et al. 1973) and Turkey ( Çınar et al. 2014). Çınar (2005) reports morphological differences in chaetal features between specimens from Cyprus and the original description of Kirkegaardia tesselata  , concluding that the material might belong to an undescribed species. Blake (2016), having examined a specimen of Kirkegaardia  from France, refers this specimen and the literature references of Monticellina tesselata  by Çınar et al. (2014) and Çınar (2005) to an undescribed Kirkegaardia  species ( Kirkegaardia  sp. A). He restricts the distribution of Kirkegaardia tesselata  to California. Greek specimens possibly do not belong to Kirkegaardia tesselata  but the material would require re-examination to confirm its identity.