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Table 1 Chronological list of valid Microphthalmus species

From: Microphthalmus mahensis sp.n. (Annelida, Phyllodocida) together with an annotated key of the genus

Species Author and year of description Locus typicus Taxonomic remarks
sczelkowii Mecznikow, 1865 Helgoland, North Sea  
similis Bobretzky, 1870 Black Sea (6)
fragilis Bobretzky, 1870 Black Sea  
aberrans (Webster and Benedict, 1887) New England, Atlantic (1)
urofimbriatus Alikunhi, 1948 Madras coast, India  
pacificus (Friedrich, 1956) Peru, Pacific (2)
aciculata Hartmann-Schröder, 1962a Peru, Pacific  
ancistrosylliiformis Hartmann-Schröder, 1962b Dichato, Chile, Pacific  
monilicornis Hartmann-Schröder, 1962a Peru, Pacific  
listensis Westheide, 1967 North Sea coast, Germany (3)
southerni Westheide, 1967 Clare Island, Irish Sea (4)
tyrrhenicus Zunarelli Vandini, 1967 Leghorn coast, Italy, Mediterranean Sea  
riojai Reish, 1968 Baja California, Pacific  
arenarius Westheide, 1973 Bermuda, Atlantic  
bermudensis Westheide, 1973 Bermuda, Atlantic  
indefatigatus Westheide, 1974 Galapagos Islands, Pacific  
bifurcatus Hartmann-Schröder, 1974b Skagerrak, North Sea  
hartmanae Westheide, 1977 Florida, USA  
japonicus comb.nov. Yamanishi, 1984 Seto, Japan, North Pacific (5)
hamosus Westheide, 1982 Florida, USA  
paraberrans Hartmann-Schröder, 1982 Cervantes, Australian West coast  
westheidei Hartmann-Schröder, 1982 Fremantle, Australian West coast  
pseudoaberrans Campoy and Viéitez, 1982 Northern Spain, Atlantic (7)
ephippiophorus Clausen, 1986 Raunefjorden, Norway  
carolinensis Westheide and Rieger, 1987 North Carolina, US Atlantic coast (3)
nahantensis Westheide and Rieger, 1987 Massachusetts, US Atlantic coast (3)
coustalini Fournier, 1991 Port Edward, Can. Pacific coast  
hystrix Fournier, 1991 Puget Sound, US Pacific coast  
simplicichaetosus Westheide and Purschke, 1992 Puget Sound, US Pacific coast  
biantennatus Wu, Zhao and Westheide, 1993 China, Yellow Sea  
onychophorus Westheide, 1994 Chile, Antofagasta  
riseri Westheide, 1994 New Zealand, North Island  
antarcticus Bick, 1998 King George Island, Antarctic  
aggregatus Riser, 2000 Massachusetts, US Atlantic coast (6)
pettiboneae Riser, 2000 New England, US Atlantic coast (7)
intermedius comb. nov. (Uchida, 2004) Kii Peninsula, Japan (8)
itoi Uchida, 2004 Hokkaido, Japan  
mahensis n.sp. Indian Ocean, Seychelles