Dodecaceria concharum Orsted , 1843,

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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Dodecaceria concharum Orsted , 1843


Dodecaceria concharum Orsted, 1843 


Questionable status. Castelli et al. (2008) and Mikac (2015) consider the presence of the species in the Mediterranean uncertain as it may have been confused with Dodecaceria saxicola  (Grube, 1855), Dodecaceria sextentaculata  (Delle Chiaje, 1822), Dodecaceria fimbriata  (Verrill, 1880) or Dodecaceria joubini  Gravier, 1905. Several Greek specimens were examined by P.H. Gibson and differ from the northern European species; instead, different species (e.g. Dodecaceria joubini  ) could be present in Greece (P.H. Gibson, pers. comm. in Simboura 1996). The identification of Dodecaceria  species depends on reproductive characteristics ( Gibson 1978) but it is unknown which form was described by Ørsted. Thus, identity of Dodecaceria concharum  is confused and Ørsted's original species is probably not valid due to an insufficient original description and loss of type material ( Gibson 2015). Neotypes were designated by Gibson and Heppell (1995), but it is unclear whether these correspond to the original species of Ørsted.