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(Tandon, 1869)

Description:
Morphologically indistinguishable from Platynereis dumerilii , but with a different reproduction. P. massiliensis reproduces in an atokous condition, being a protandric hermaphrodite, whilst P. dumerilii has separate sexes and breeds by epigamy.

Size:
Rarely more than 50 mm.

Colour:
Living female with eggs green.

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean, southern North Sea, Kattegat.

Platynereis massiliensis