Prosphaerosyllis campoyi (San Martin , Acero, Contonente & Gomez, 1982),

Faulwetter, Sarah, Chatzigeorgiou, Georgios, Galil, Bella S. & Arvanitidis, Christos, 2011, An account of the taxonomy and distribution of Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaetes) in the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on the genus Prosphaerosyllis San Martin, 1984 in the Mediterranean, ZooKeys 150, pp. 281-326: 287

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Prosphaerosyllis campoyi (San Martin , Acero, Contonente & Gomez, 1982)


Prosphaerosyllis campoyi (San Martin, Acero, Contonente & Gomez, 1982) 

Sphaerosyllis campoyi  San Martín Acero, Contonente and Gomez, 1982: 175, fig. 2; San Martín et al. 1985: 30, figs 3 c–d; Çinar 1999: 146, fig. 4.50; Çinar et al. 2003: 756.

Sphaerosyllis (Prosphaerosyllis) campoyi  : Núñez et al. 1992: 51.

Prosphaerosyllis campoyi  : San Martín, 2003: 222, figs 117-118.

Material examined.

Elounda, Crete, Greece: CELA-10a-07 (1 ind.) [coll. 27.9.2009]; CELA-10b-08 (1 ind.) [coll. 11.6.2008].

Type locality.

Andalusia, Spain (western Mediterranean Sea).


North-east Atlantic (Iberian Peninsula, Canary Islands), Mediterranean Sea: WB, AS, LB. New record for the Greek coast.


Until 70 m depth ( Çinar et al. 2003), on rocks among algae, on coralligenous substrates, in medium to coarse sands with organic material.


The specimens agree well with the description of San Martín (2003), except for having longer dorsal papillae (15 µm), especially posteriorly.