B ranchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900),

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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B ranchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900)


B ranchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) 


Species complex. The complex of pseudo-cryptic species around Branchiosyllis exilis  is confused and in need of revision and it is likely that specimens around the world recorded under the name Branchiosyllis exilis  belong to different species ( San Martín et al. 2008). Specimens from the Mediterranean recorded as Branchiosyllis exilis  could also belong to the native Mediterranean species Branchiosyllis cirropunctata  (Michel, 1909), as the two species differ mainly in the shape of the shaft head of the falcigers and Branchiosyllis cirropunctata  was considered a synonym of Branchiosyllis exilis  until recently.