|Sphaerosyllis levantina sp. n. (Annelida) from the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on character variation in Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparède, 1863|Faulwetter, S.; Chatzigeorgiou, G.; Galil, B.S.; Nicolaidou, A.; Arvanitidis, C. (2011). Sphaerosyllis levantina sp. n. (Annelida) from the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on character variation in Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparède, 1863. ZooKeys 150: 327-345. hdl.handle.net/10.3897/zookeys.150.1877
In: ZooKeys. Pensoft: Sofia. ISSN 1313-2989, more
New species; Exogoninae Langerhans, 1879 [WoRMS]; Polychaeta [WoRMS]; Sphaerosyllis Claparède, 1863 [WoRMS]; Syllidae Grube, 1850 [WoRMS]; MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]; Marine
Polychaetes; Cybertaxonomy; Scratchpads
Examination of polychaete specimens from Haifa Bay (Israel, eastern Mediterranean Sea) revealed several individuals exhibiting morphological characteristics similar to Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparède, 1863. A detailed morphometrical analysis of the Israeli specimens in comparison to specimens of Sphaerosyllis hystrix and Sphaerosyllis boeroi Musco, Çinar & Giangrande, 2005 supported the description of the former as a new species, Sphaerosyllis levantina sp. n. Individuals of Sphaerosyllis hystrix formed a very heterogeneous group with strong character variations in the analysis and the presumed cosmopolitan distribution of the species is discussed based on literature records.
- Eastern Mediterranean Syllidae from three locations in Crete and Israel, more