Originally described from the Mediterranean, and widely recorded from the North Atlantic, North Sea, and Northeast Pacific. Previous records of this species from Australian waters are incorrect, based on mis-identifications (see Meißner & Hutchings 2003).
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2016-05-12 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Meißner, K., Hutchings, P.A., 2003. Spiophanes species (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from eastern Australia - with descriptions of new species, new records and an emended generic diagnosis., Records of the Australian Museum, Vol. 55(2): 117-140.
Scientific Name verified against:
WoRMS, WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species. . Available from http: www.marinespecies.org at VLIZ.