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[Annelida] Amphitrite johnstoni in the Mediterranean/Adriatic

Barbara Mikac via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Barbara.Mikac from irb.hr)
Tue Apr 2 14:40:31 EST 2013


Dear colleagues,

I need help concerning the distribution of the Amphitrite johnstoni  
Malmgren, 1865 in The Adriatic Sea. The species was reported few times  
for the Southern Adriatic by (no description, just listed):  
Požar-Domac, 1983; 1994; Giangrande (pers. comm.).

I am wandering how likely it is that the reported species is really A.  
johnstoni, since on World Polychaeta Database I see that it is  
distributed in the Northern Atlantic and the North sea?

http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155107

Do you have some advice?

Couple of times I run into information that A. johnstoni is the  
synonym of Neoamphitrite figulus (Dalyell, 1853), the species known  
also from the Mediterranean. But I don't think that is correct, since  
according to World Polychaeta Database those are two different species.

Many thanks for your help,
Barbara

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Barbara Mikac, PhD
Higher research assistant
Center for Marine Research
Ruđer Bošković Institute
Giordana Paliaga 5
52210 Rovinj
Croatia
e-mail: barbara.mikac from cim.irb.hr
http://www.irb.hr/eng/People/Barbara-Mikac

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Laboratorio di Ecologia Marina
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91014 Castellammare del Golfo (TP)
Italy



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