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Barnich, Ruth; Fiege, Dieter. (2003). The Aphroditoidea (Annelida: Polychaeta) of the Mediterranean Sea. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft. 559: 1-167.
Barnich, Ruth; Fiege, Dieter
The Aphroditoidea (Annelida: Polychaeta) of the Mediterranean Sea.
Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft
559: 1-167.
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb), closed access, no digital copy available (order print copy only)
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Based on published and unpublished material the present study represents the first comprehensive work covering all scale worms (Aphroditoidea) currently known to occur in the Mediterranean Sea. In total 66 species representing 38 genera are confirmed, described, and figured in detail and taxonomical problems discussed. The aphroditoidean fauna of the Mediterranean Sea comprises the following confirmed numbers of species: 41 Polynoidae, 11 Sigalionidae, 5 Aphroditidae, 5 Acoetidae, 2 Eulepethidae, and 2 Pholoidae. Identification keys to all species occurring in the Mediterranean and to those of the East Atlantic and the northern part of the Red Sea are provided. In the course of this study three new species, i.e. Harmothoe bellani Barnich & Fiege, 2000, Malmgreniella polypapillata Barnich & Fiege, 2001, Eunoe sp. nov., and a new genus, Neolagisca Barnich & Fiege, 2000 are described and 17 new records of species formerly known from the Atlantic and the Red Sea are reported. Together these two groups represent 30.3 % of the species present. The aphroditoidean fauna of the Mediterranean is closely related to the Eastern Atlantic fauna with 56 species (84.8 %) in common. Four species (6.1 %) occur also in the Red Sea with two of them being likely Lessepsian migrants, representing the first recorded among scale worms. Only six species (9.1 %) of Aphroditoidea have to be considered endemic to the Mediterranean for the time being, thus representing a much lower number than those reported for many other taxa. Among the Atlantic species present in the Mediterranean a decline in species numbers is observed from the Western to the Eastern Mediterranean with 14 species (20 %) missing in the Eastern Mediterranean. Besides less favorable ecological conditions, the lack of material available from this area are discussed. The depth distribution of the species is analysed resulting in a low number of true deep-sea species.
Mediterranean Sea in general
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Acholoe Claparède, 1870 (additional source)
Acholoe astericola (Delle Chiaje, 1841) accepted as Acholoe squamosa (Delle Chiaje, 1827) (redescription)
Acholoe squamosa (Delle Chiaje, 1827) (additional source)
Acoetidae Kinberg, 1856 (taxonomy source)
Adyte assimilis (McIntosh, 1874) accepted as Adyte hyalina (G.O. Sars, 1873) (additional source)
Alentia Malmgren, 1865 (additional source)
Aphroditidae Malmgren, 1867 (additional source)
Aphroditoidea (additional source)
Eulepethidae Chamberlin, 1919 (additional source)
Eunoe Malmgren, 1865 (taxonomy source)
Eunoe tuerkayi Barnich & Fiege, 2003 (original description)
Euthalenessa dendrolepis (Claparède, 1868) accepted as Euthalenessa oculata (Peters, 1854) (source of synonymy)
Fimbriosthenelais longipinnis (Grube, 1870) (basis of record)
Harmothoe anoculata Hartmann-Schröder, 1975 (basis of record)
Harmothoe areolata (Grube, 1860) (redescription)
Harmothoinae Willey, 1902 accepted as Polynoinae Kinberg, 1856 (source of synonymy)
Hermonia Hartman, 1959 accepted as Laetmonice Kinberg, 1856 (taxonomy source)
Laetmonice Kinberg, 1856 (additional source)
Malmgreniella lunulata (Delle Chiaje, 1830) accepted as Malmgrenia lunulata (Delle Chiaje, 1830) (taxonomy source)
Parasthenelais hibernica (McIntosh, 1876) accepted as Eusthenelais hibernica McIntosh, 1876 (additional source)
Pelogeniinae Chamberlin, 1919 (basis of record)
Pholoe dorsipapillata Marenzeller, 1893 accepted as Pholoides dorsipapillatus (Marenzeller, 1893) (status source)
Pholoe inornata Johnston, 1839 (additional source)
Pholoe synophthalmica Claparède, 1868 accepted as Pholoe inornata Johnston, 1839 (source of synonymy)
Pholoides dorsipapillatus (Marenzeller, 1893) (redescription)
Pholoinae Kinberg, 1858 (taxonomy source)
Polynoidae Kinberg, 1856 (additional source)
Pontogenia chrysocoma (Baird, 1865) (identification resource)
Robertianella synophthalma McIntosh, 1885 (identification resource)
Sigalionidae Kinberg, 1856 (additional source)
Sthenelais ctenolepis Claparède, 1868 accepted as Sthenelais boa (Johnston, 1833) (source of synonymy)
Subadyte Pettibone, 1969 (taxonomy source)
European waters (ERMS scope) for Adyte assimilis (McIntosh, 1874) 
Greek part of the Aegean Sea for Paradyte crinoidicola (Potts, 1910)  (origin: alien)
Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin for Lepidonotus tenuisetosus (Gravier, 1902)  (origin: alien)
Syntype ZMB 1132, geounit Palermo Gulf, identified as Polynoe areolata Grube, 1860


In an alternative view Pettibone (1996) followed by (Barnich & Fiege (2003) have Nereis squamosa Delle Chiaje, 1827 ... [details]

 Type species

The Eunoë type species is Polynoe nodosa. The first species Malmgren includes under Eunoë is E. oerstedi, ... [details]