Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Phyllodocida > Suborder Phyllodocida incertae sedis > Family Sphaerodoridae

Sphaerodoropsis Hartman & Fauchald, 1971

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Sphaerodoropsis baltica (Reimers, 1933)
Sphaerodoropsis chardyi Desbruyères, 1980
Sphaerodoropsis disticha (Eliason, 1962)
Sphaerodoropsis laureci Desbruyères, 1980
Sphaerodoropsis longipapillata Desbruyères, 1980
Sphaerodoropsis martinae Desbruyères, 1980
Sphaerodoropsis minuta (Webster & Benedict, 1887)
Sphaerodoropsis parva (Ehlers, 1913)
Sphaerodoropsis philippi (Fauvel, 1911)
Sphaerodoropsis sibuetae Desbruyères, 1980


original description

Hartman, O. and Fauchald, K. 1971. Deep-water benthic polychaetous annelids off New England to Bermuda and other North Atlantic Areas. Part II. Allan Hancock Monographs in Marine Biology, 6: 1-327.

additional source

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

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



Read, G. (2014). Sphaerodoropsis Hartman & Fauchald, 1971. 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:129601




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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