Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Scolecida > Family Opheliidae > Genus Ammotrypanella

Ammotrypanella arctica McIntosh, 1879

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AmmotrypanellaMcIntosh, 1878accepted genus name


original description

McIntosh, W.C. 1879. On the Annelida obtained during the cruise of H.M.S. 'Valorous' to Davis Strait in 1875. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Ser. new series, 1: 499-511.

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

Parapar, J.; Moreira, J.; Helgason, G. V. 2011. Distribution and diversity of the Opheliidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) on the continental shelf and slope of Iceland, with a review of the genus Ophelina in northeast Atlantic waters and description of two new species. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 11(2): 83-105.

additional source

Kirkegaard, Jørgen B. 1996. Bathyal and Abyssal Polychaetes (Sedentary species I). Galathea Report, 17: 57-77.


Schüller, M. 2008. New polychaete species collected during the expeditions ANDEEP I, II, and III to the deep Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean in the austral summers 2002 and 2005 - Ampharetidae, Opheliidae, and Scalibregmatidae. Zootaxa 1705: 51-68





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (6 publications)


Read, G. (2014). Ammotrypanella arctica McIntosh, 1879. 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:130484




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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