Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Phyllodocida > Suborder Phyllodocida incertae sedis > Family Nephtyidae > Genus Nephtys

Nephtys paradoxa Malm, 1874

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

NephtysCuvier, 1817accepted genus name
Nephthys [auctt.] orthographic variant
Nephthys [auctt.] synonym


original description

Malm, A. W. 1874. Annulata i hafvet utmed Sveriges westkust och omkring Göteborg. Göteborgs Königlich vetenskaps - och vitterhetssamhälles handlingar, 14: 67-105.

additional source

Pettibone, Marian H. 1963. Marine polychaete worms of the New England region. I. Aphroditidae through Trochochaetidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 227(1): 1-356.

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

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

Pettibone, M.H. 1952 MS. Checklist of Polychaeta of New England region. 32 p.

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

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

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Hartman, O. 1950. Polychaetous annelids. Goniadidae, Glyceridae and Nephtyidae. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 15(1): 1-181.

additional source

Hartman, Olga 1959. Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation, 23: 628 pp.

source of synonymy

Pettibone, Marian H. 1954. Marine polychaete worms from Point Barrow, Alaska, with aditional records from the North Atlantic and North Pacific. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 103(3324): 203-356.


Jirkov, I.A. 2001. [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Moskva, Yanus-K, 1-632


Ravara, Ascensão ; Cunha, Marina R. ; Pleijel, Fredrik 2010: Nephtyidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from southern Europe. Zootaxa 2682: 1-68.


Vieitez, J.M.; M.A.; Alós, C.; Parapar, J.; Besteiro, C.; Moreira, J.; Nunez, J.; Laborda, J.; and San Martin, G. 2004. Annelida Polychaeta I. Fauna Iberica. Ramos, M.A. et al (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Vol. 25:1-530 [sections separate authorship not recognised here].





External Links

GenBank (7 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (13 publications)
Barcode of Life


WoRMS (2014). Nephtys paradoxa Malm, 1874. 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:130365




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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