Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Phyllodocida > Suborder Aphroditiformia > Family Polynoidae > Subfamily Polynoinae

Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Harmothoe (Harmothoe) Kinberg, 1856 synonym
Lagisca taurica (Czerniavsky, 1882) synonym


Harmothoe (Austrolaenilla)
Harmothoe abyssicola Bidenkap, 1894
Harmothoe aequispina (Langerhans, 1884)
Harmothoe alba (Malmgren, 1866)
Harmothoe anoculata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1975)
Harmothoe antilopes McIntosh, 1876
Harmothoe areolata (Grube, 1860)
Harmothoe aspera (Hansen, 1878)
Harmothoe bellani Barnich & Fiege, 2000
Harmothoe borealis (Théel, 1879)
Harmothoe casabullicola Brito, Nuñez & Bacallado, 1991
Harmothoe clavigera M. Sars, 1863
Harmothoe coeliaca de Saint-Joseph, 1888
Harmothoe crosetensis (McIntosh, 1885)
Harmothoe elisabethae (McIntosh, 1900)
Harmothoe evei Kirkegaard, 1980
Harmothoe extenuata (Grube, 1840)
Harmothoe fragilis Moore, 1910
Harmothoe fraserthomsoni McIntosh, 1897
Harmothoe gilchristi Day, 1960
Harmothoe glabra (Malmgren, 1866)
Harmothoe globifera (Sars G.O., 1873)
Harmothoe goreensis Augener, 1918
Harmothoe hyalonemae Martin, Rossel & Uriz, 1992
Harmothoe imbricata (Linnaeus, 1767)
Harmothoe impar (Johnston, 1839)
Harmothoe ingolfiana Ditlevsen, 1917
Harmothoe johnstoni (McIntosh, 1876)
Harmothoe joubini Fauvel, 1913
Harmothoe longisetis (Grube, 1863)
Harmothoe micraspis Eliason, 1962
Harmothoe oculinarum (Storm, 1879)
Harmothoe pagenstecheri Michaelsen, 1896
Harmothoe pokoui Intes & Le Loeuff, 1975
Harmothoe rarispina (M. Sars, 1861)
Harmothoe reticulata (Claparède, 1870)
Harmothoe serrata Day, 1963
Harmothoe spinifera (Ehlers, 1864)
Harmothoe talismani Roule, 1898
Harmothoe tenuisetis (McIntosh, 1885)
Harmothoe viridis Loshamn, 1981


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

Barnich, R.; Fiege, D. (2000). Revision of the Mediterranean species of Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856 and Lagisca Malmgren, 1865 (Polychaeta: Polynoidae: Polynoinae) with descriptions of a new genus and a new species. Journal of Natural History. 34: 1889-1938.

additional source

Barnich, R. et al. (2006). Redescription of Harmothoe spinosa Kinberg, 1856 (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) and related species from Subantarctic and Antarctic waters, with the erection of a new genus. Journal of Natural History. 40(1-2): 33-75.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358.

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



External Links



Fauchald, K. (2014). Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856. 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:129491




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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