Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Eunicida > Family Dorvilleidae > Genus Ophryotrocha

Ophryotrocha gracilis Huth, 1933

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OphryotrochaClaparède & Mecznikow, 1869accepted genus name
Palpiphitime Orensanz, 1990 heterotypic synonym
Ophryotroca [auctt. misspelling] orthographic variant
Ophryotroca [auctt. misspelling] synonym


original description

Huth, Walther 1933. Ophryotrocha-Studien. Zur Cytologie der Ophryotrochen. Zeitschrift für Zellforschung und mikroskopischee Anatomie, Berlin, 20: 309-381,24figs.

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

ITIS database

additional source

Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. 2nd revised ed. The fauna of Germany and adjacent seas with their characteristics and ecology, 58. Gustav Fischer: Jena, Germany. ISBN 3-437-35038-2. 648 pp.

additional source

Parenti, U. 1964. Inversione sessuale limitata a due metameri in Ophryotrocha gracilis. Bollettino di Zoologia 31: 25-31.

additional source

Parenti, Umberto 1964. Ophryotrocha gracilis et O. baccii nelle acque di Plymouth; nuovadescrizione e notizie biologiche. Bollettino di Zoologia 31(1): 33-39.





External Links

GenBank (3 nucleotides; 2 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection


WoRMS (2014). Ophryotrocha gracilis Huth, 1933. 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:130023




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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