Xenosyllis scabra (Ehlers, 1864),

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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Xenosyllis scabra (Ehlers, 1864)


Xenosyllis scabra (Ehlers, 1864) 


Possibly a complex of pseudo-cryptic species. Campoy (1982) found differences in chaetal features in specimens of Xenosyllis scabra  from different localities of the Iberian Peninsula. San Martín et al. (2008) describe two new species from Australia. One of these, Xenosyllis scabroides  San Martín, Hutchings & Aguado, 2008, differs from Xenosyllis scabra  only in the shape of the compound chaetae. The authors suggest that material from outside the type locality (Kvarner Gulf, Adriatic) should be carefully examined as it may belong to different, undescribed species.