Budaeva N.E.1, Jirkov I.A.2, Savilova T.A.1, Paterson G.L.J.3 2014. Deep-sea fauna of European seas: An annotated species check-list of benthic invertebrates living deeper than 2000 m in the seas bordering Europe. Polychaeta // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.11. No.1: 217–230 [in English].

1 P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nakhimovsky Pr., 36, Moscow, 117997 Russia. E-mail: nataliya.budaeva@gmail.com

2 Department of Hydrobiology, Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991 Russia. E-mail: ampharete@yandex.ru

3 Natural History Museum London, SW7 5BD, UK. E-mail: g.paterson@nhm.ac.uk

ABSTRACT: An annotated check-list is given of Polychaeta species occurring deeper than 2000 m in the seas bordering Europe. The check-list is based on published data. The check-list includes 175 species. Synonymy and data on localities in European seas are provided. Station data are presented separately in the present thematic issue.

KEY WORDS: deep-sea fauna, European seas, Polychaeta.

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