Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Phyllodocida > Suborder Nereidiformia > Family Chrysopetalidae > Subfamily Calamyzinae > Genus Calamyzas

Calamyzas amphictenicola Arwidsson, 1932

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

note: There is a taxonomic debate about the systematic position of Calamyzas amphictenicola. It is a parasite that according to some authors is not a syllid and belongs to a different family (Calamyzidae). Other authors cosider it as a syllid member of a

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CalamyzasArwidsson, 1932accepted genus name


original description

Arwidsson, Ivar 1933. Calamyzas amphictenicola, ein ektoparasitischer Verwandter der Sylliden. Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala, 14: 153-218.

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

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

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





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication)


WoRMS (2014). Calamyzas amphictenicola Arwidsson, 1932. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129873




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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