Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Eunicida > Family Dorvilleidae

Ophryotrocha Claparède & Mecznikow, 1869

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Palpiphitime Orensanz, 1990 heterotypic synonym
Ophryotroca [auctt. misspelling] orthographic variant
Ophryotroca [auctt. misspelling] synonym


Ophryotrocha bacci Parenti, 1961
Ophryotrocha baccii Parenti, 1961
Ophryotrocha dubia Hartmann-Schröder, 1974
Ophryotrocha gerlachi Hartmann-Schröder, 1974
Ophryotrocha geryonicola (Esmark, 1878)
Ophryotrocha gracilis Huth, 1933
Ophryotrocha hartmanni Huth, 1933
Ophryotrocha irinae Tsetlin, 1980
Ophryotrocha labronica Bacci & La Greca, 1961
Ophryotrocha littoralis (Levinsen, 1879)
Ophryotrocha lobifera Oug, 1978
Ophryotrocha longidentata Josefson, 1975
Ophryotrocha macrovifera Paxton & Åkesson, 2010
Ophryotrocha maculata Åkesson, 1973
Ophryotrocha mediterranea Martin, Abello & Cartes, 1991
Ophryotrocha minuta Levi, 1954
Ophryotrocha puerilis Claparède & Metschnikow, 1869
Ophryotrocha robusta Paxton & Åkesson, 2010
Ophryotrocha scarlatoi Averincev, 1989
Ophryotrocha socialis Ockelmann & Akesson, 1990


original description

Claparède, Édouard and Metschnikow, E. 1869. Beitraege zur Kenntnis der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Chaetopoden. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie, 19: 163-205,6plates.

basis of record

Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 214-231

additional source

Fauchald, K. 1977. The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA) Science Series 28:1-188

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Paxton, Hannelore ; Åkesson, Bertil. 2010. The Ophryotrocha labronica group (Annelida: Dorvilleidae) - with the description of seven new species. Zootaxa 2713: 1–24.

additional source

Åkesson, B. 1975. Reproduction in the genus Ophryotrocha (Polychaeta, Dorvilleidae). Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli Supplement: 377-398.

additional source

Åkesson, B. and Paxton, H. 2005. Biogeography and incipient speciation in Ophryotrocha labronica (Polychaeta, Dorvilleidae). Marine Biology Research 1(2): 127-139.

taxonomy source

Hilbig, Brigitte and Blake, J.A. 1991. Dorvilleidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the U.S. Atlantic slope and rise. Description of two new genera and 14 new species, with generic revision of Ophryotrocha. Zoologica Scripta, 20(2): 147-183.



External Links



Read, G. (2014). Ophryotrocha Claparède & Mecznikow, 1869. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129266




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