Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Amphinomida > Family Amphinomidae > Genus Hermodice

Hermodice carunculata (Pallas, 1766)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HermodiceKinberg, 1857accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Catalan: cuc de foc sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 Dutch: brandworm sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: bearded fireworm
 German: Feuerwurm sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 Italian: verme di fuoco; verme di mare; vermocane
 Spanish, Castillian: gusano de fuego


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

Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Fauchald, K., A. Granados-Barba, and V. Solís-Weiss. 2009. Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

de Kluijver, M.J.; Ingalsuo, S.S.; de Bruyne, R.H. (2000). Macrobenthos of the North Sea [CD-ROM]: 1. Keys to Mollusca and Brachiopoda. World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 3-540-14706-3. 1 cd-rom pp.

additional source

Baird, William 1868. Contributions towards a monograph of the species of annelides belonging to the Amphinomacea, with a list of the known species, and a description of several new species (belonging to the group) contained in the national collection of the British Museum. To which is appended a short account of two hitherto nondescript annulose animals of a larval character. Journal of the Linnean Society of London 10: 215-250.

additional source

Fauvel, P. 1914. Annélides Polychètes de San Thomé (Golfe de Guinée) receuillies par M. Ch. Gravier. Archives de zoologie expérimentale et générale, 54(5): 105-155.

additional source

Fauvel, P. 1923. Polychètes errantes. Faune de France Volume 5. 1-488. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris.

additional source

Hartman, O. 1948. The marine annelids erected by Kinberg. With some notes on some other types in the Swedish State Museum. Arkiv för Zoologi, 42A(1): 1-137.

additional source

Hartman, Olga 1959. Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation, 23: 628 pp.

ecology source

Yáñez-Rivera, B. & E. Suárez-Morales. 2008. Pseudanthessius tortuosus Stock, 1967 (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) from the amphinomid polychaete Hermodice carunculata (Pallas) in the western Caribbean. Systematic Parasitology 69(3):211-220.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (53 publications)
Barcode of Life (18 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
GenBank (279 nucleotides; 127 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Hermodice carunculata (Pallas, 1766). 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:129831




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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