Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Scolecida > Family Arenicolidae > Genus Arenicola

Arenicola cristata Stimpson, 1856

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ArenicolaLamarck, 1801accepted genus name


original description

Stimpson, W. 1856. On some remarkable marine Invertebrates inhabiting the shores of South Carolina. Proceedings of the Boston Society for Natural History, 5: 110-117.

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

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 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

Ashworth, James Hartley 1912. Catalogue of the Chaetopoda in the British Museum. A. Polychaeta: Part 1. Arenicolidae. 1-175. British Museum of Natural History. London.

additional source

Chhapgar, B. F. and Sane, S. R. 2001. Taxonomic status of the Bombay lugworm, Arenicola (Annelida: Polychaeta). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 98(2): 306-308.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

GenBank (4 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (133 publications)


WoRMS (2014). Arenicola cristata Stimpson, 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:129866




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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2008-03-26 by Kristian Fauchald

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