Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Spionida > Suborder Spioniformia > Family Spionidae

Dipolydora Verrill, 1881

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Dipolydora armata (Langerhans, 1880)
Dipolydora caulleryi (Mesnil, 1897)
Dipolydora coeca (Örsted, 1843)
Dipolydora flava (Claparède, 1870)
Dipolydora giardi (Mesnil, 1896)
Dipolydora langerhansi (Mesnil, 1896)
Dipolydora quadrilobata (Jacobi, 1883)
Dipolydora saintjosephi (Eliason, 1920)
Dipolydora socialis (Schmarda, 1861)


original description

Verrill, A.E. 1881. New England Annelida. Part I. Historical sketch, with annotated lists of the species hitherto recorded. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 4: 285-324.

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, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

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

status source

Blake, J.A. 1996. Family Spionidae Grube, 1850. pages 81-223. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul H. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 6 - The Annelida Part 3. Polychaeta: Orbiniidae to Cossuridae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara



External Links



Read, G. (2014). Dipolydora. 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:129611




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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