A reappraisal of the genus Bythocythere shows that five species (B. bradyi Sars, B. intermedia Elofson, B. zetlandica sp. nov., B. robinsoni sp. nov. and B. bradleyi sp. nov.) live in British coastal waters. A sixth species, found in Quaternary deposits in Scotland and the North Sea, is not thought to live in this area today. Past records of B. turgida Sars and B. constricta Sars from the Recent of the British Isles are shown to be incorrect.
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