Axionice medusa (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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Axionice medusa (Savigny in Lamarck, 1818)


Axionice medusa (Savigny in Lamarck, 1818) 

Loimia medusa  (Savigny in Lamarck, 1818)

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Non-native (established)


Considered a species complex by several authors (e.g. Hutchings and Glasby 1995). Originally described from the Red Sea, considered established in the Mediterranean Sea ( Zenetos et al. 2017). The genus Loimia  Malmgren, 1866 is considered a synonym of Axionice  Malmgren, 1866 by Jirkov and Leontovich (2017), but see remarks under Axionice conchilega  , which apply also to Loimia  .