Prosphaerosyllis brevicirra ( Hartmann-Schroeder , 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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Prosphaerosyllis brevicirra ( Hartmann-Schroeder , 1960)


Prosphaerosyllis brevicirra ( Hartmann-Schroeder, 1960) 

Sphaerosyllis brevicirra  Hartmann-Schröder, 1960


Questionable status. Records of Sphaerosyllis brevicirra  from the Western Mediterranean by Alós (1989) and from the Aegean Sea ( Simboura 1996, Çınar 1999) belong to an undescribed Prosphaerosyllis  species ( San Martín 2003). Faulwetter et al. (2011a) examined the holotype of Prosphaerosyllis brevicirra  from the Red Sea and found that the species bears a conspicuous papilla on each dorsal cirrus. All descriptions and illustrations of Prosphaerosyllis brevicirra  from the Mediterranean lack these papillae. In addition, these specimen descriptions differ from Prosphaerosyllis brevicirra  by the absence of dorsal cirri on chaetiger 2 (reported as present by Alós (1989) but in fact absent ( San Martín 2003) and by thicker aciculae.