An account of the taxonomy and distribution of Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaetes) in the eastern Mediterranean, with notes on the genus Prosphaerosyllis San Martín, 1984 in the Mediterranean

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:Faulwetter, S, Chatzigeorgiou, G, Galil, BS, Arvanitidis, C
Journal:Zookeys
Volume:150
Pagination:281-326
Keywords:alien species, distribution, Eastern Mediterranean Sea, new records, polychaetes, syllidae, taxonomy
Abstract:

The syllid fauna of three locations in Crete and Israel (eastern Mediterranean Sea) was studied, yielding 82 syllid species, many of which were found for the first time in the respective areas: Seventeen species were recorded for the first time on the Israeli coasts and 20 in Greek waters. Perkinsyllis augeneri (Hartmann-Schröder, 1979) and Prosphaerosyllis chauseyensis Olivier et al., 2011 are new records for the Mediterranean Sea. Detailed information is given on the morphology, ecology and distribution of the species recorded for the first time in the studied areas. In addition, an update on the distribution of the genus Prosphaerosyllis San Martín, 1984 in the Mediterranean is given and an identification key to the Mediterranean species is provided.

DOI:10.3897/zookeys.150.2146