Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Sabellida > Family Sabellidae > Subfamily Sabellinae > Genus Bispira

Bispira volutacornis (Montagu, 1804)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BispiraKrøyer, 1856accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: twin fan worm sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Twin Fan Worm sources: Charles Hussey
 French: bispire


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

Fauvel, P. 1927. Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. Faune de France Volume 16. 1-494. Paul Lechevalier. Paris.

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

Capa, M. 2007. The genera Bispira Krøyer, 1856 and Stylomma Knight-Jones, 1997 (Polychaeta, Sabellidae): systematic revision, relationships with close related taxa and new species from Australia. Hydrobiologia 596(1): 301-327.


Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures.


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





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (22 publications)


WoRMS (2014). Bispira volutacornis (Montagu, 1804). 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:130875




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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