Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Polychaeta incertae sedis > Family Histriobdellidae > Genus Histriobdella

Histriobdella homari Beneden, 1858

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HistriobdellaVan Beneden, 1858accepted genus name


original description

Van Beneden, P.-J. (1858). Histoire naturelle d'un animal nouveau, désigné sous le nom d'Histriobdella. Bull. Acad. R. Sci. Lett. B.-Arts Belg. 27ième Année(2me série, tome V): 270-303, 1 plate

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

ITIS database

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

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

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





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (35 publications)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Histriobdella homari Beneden, 1858. 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:130200




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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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