First record of Harmothoe aspera (Hansen, 1879) (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) in the Dutch North Sea

Martijn Spierings*, Inês Maia Dias, Joop W.P. Coolen, Babeth Van Der Weide, Joël Cuperus

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Harmothoe aspera has been recorded in surveys off the Strait of Georgia, the Skagerrak, and the Barents, Mediterranean and Japanese sea. The recorded depth ranged from circa 48 m to circa 1500 m. This is the first report of H. aspera in the Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and the first report in a depth range between
15 and 20 m.
Original languageEnglish
Article number29
Number of pages4
JournalMarine Biodiversity Records
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Harmothoe
  • Harmothoe aspera
  • Polynoidae
  • North Sea
  • Gas platform
  • Distribution

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