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

Spiophanes Grube, 1860

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Spiophanes bombyx (Claparède, 1870)
Spiophanes duplex (Chamberlin, 1919)
Spiophanes kroyeri Grube, 1860
Spiophanes reyssi Laubier, 1964
Spiophanes wigleyi Pettibone, 1961


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 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. Pp 459-842.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Meißner, Karin 2005. Revision of the genus Spiophanes (Polychaeta, Spionidae); with new synonymies, new records and descriptions of new species. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fuer Naturkunde in Berlin Zoologische Reihe [Now Zoosystematics and Evolution] 81(1): 3-65.

additional source

Meißner, Karin; Bick, Andreas; Müller, Carsten H. G. 2012. Parapodial glandular organs in Spiophanes (Polychaeta: Spionidae) studies on their functional anatomy and ultrastructure. Journal of Morphology 273(3): 291-311.

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

Meißner, Karin and Hutchings, Patricia A. 2003. Spiophanes species (polychaeta: Spionidae) from eastern Australia: with descriptions of new species, new records and an emended generic diagosis. Records of the Australian Museum, 55(2): 117-140.



External Links



Read, G. (2014). Spiophanes Grube, 1860. 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:129626




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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