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

Palola siciliensis (Grube, 1840)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PalolaGray in Stair, 1847accepted genus name
Palolo orthographic variant
Palolo synonym

Species group names

Palolo siciliensis (Grube, 1840) orthographic variant
Palolo siciliensis (Grube, 1840) synonym


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

Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358.

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

Hartman, O. 1944. Polychaetous Annelids. Part V. Eunicea. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 10(1): 1-237.


Fauchald, K. 1992. Review of the types of Palola (Eunicidae: Polychaeta). Journal of Natural History, 26: 1177-1225.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications)


Zanol, J. (2014). Palola siciliensis (Grube, 1840). 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:130078




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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