Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Eunicida > Family Onuphidae > Subfamily Onuphinae > Genus Diopatra

Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje, 1841

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DiopatraAudouin & Milne Edwards, 1833accepted genus name
Epidiopatra Augener, 1918 heterotypic synonym


original description

Delle Chiaje, Stefano 1841 & 1844. [POLYCHAETA context] Descrizione e Notomia degli Animali Invertebrati della Sicilia Citeriore osservati vivi negli anni 1822-1830. [Tome 1, 98 pp.; Tome 2, 146 pp; Tome 3, 142 pp [Molluschi Acefali, Bracciopedi, Cirropedi, Crostacei, Anellosi]; Tome 4, 142 pp.; Tome 5, 165 pp. [1841, incl. Annelosi Afroditici]; Tome 6-7, pl. 1-173 [1841], pl. 174-181 [1844]; Tome 8 (Appendici, osservazioni critiche, indice generale), 48 pp. [1844] Napoli, Stabilimento Tipografico di C. Batelli e Co.

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

Day, J.H. & J.F.C. Morgans (1956). The ecology of South African estuaries. Part 7. The Biology of Durban Bay. Ann. Natal Mus. 13: 259-312.

additional source

Claparède, Édouard 1868. Les Annélides Chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Mémoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève, 19(2): 313-584.

additional source

Ehlers, E. 1868. Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. Volume II. xx, 269-748. Wilhelm Engelmann. Leipzig.

additional source

Dauvin, J.-C.; Dewarumez, J.-M.; Gentil, F. (2003). Liste actualisée des espèces d’Annélides Polychètes présentes en Manche [An up to date list of polychaetous annelids from the English Channel]. Cah. Biol. Mar. 44(1): 67-95

source of synonymy

Pillai, T. Gottfried 1961. Annelida Polychaeta of Tambalagam Lake, Ceylon. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences), 4(1): 1-40.


Dagli, Ertan; Egen, Zeki; and Cinar, Melih E. 2005. One-year observation on the population structure of Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje (Polychaeta: Onuphidae) in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean). Marine Ecology, 26(3-4):265-272.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (47 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
GenBank (168 nucleotides; 166 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Diopatra neapolitana Delle Chiaje, 1841. 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:130460




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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