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

Eunice Cuvier, 1817

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Eunice aphroditois (Pallas, 1788)
Eunice dubitata Fauchald, 1974
Eunice dubitatus Fauchald, 1974
Eunice floridana (Pourtalès, 1867)
Eunice norvegica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Eunice oerstedii Stimpson, 1853
Eunice pennata (Müller, 1776)
Eunice purpurea Grube, 1866
Eunice roussaei Quatrefages, 1866
Eunice schizobranchia Claparède, 1870
Eunice senta (Moore, 1902)
Eunice vittata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)


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

Day, J.H. (1967). Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. 458 & xxix pp.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I. ; Carrera-Parra, Luis F.; De León-González, Jesus Angel. 2011. Giant Eunicid Polychaetes (Annelida) in shallow tropical and temperate seas. Revista de Biologia Tropical 59(4): 1463–1474

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

Zanol, J., Fauchald, K. & Paiva, P.C. 2007. A phylogenetic analysis of the genus Eunice(Eunicidae, polychaete, Annelida). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 150:413-434.



External Links



WoRMS (2014). Eunice Cuvier, 1817. 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:129278




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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