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

Sphaerodorum gracilis (Rathke, 1843)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SphaerodorumÖrsted, 1843accepted genus name


original description

Rathke H. (1843). Beiträge zur fauna Norwegens. Verhandlungen Kaiserlichen Leopoldinisch-Carolinischen Akademie Naturforscher, Breslau, 20, 1, pp. 1-264, 264b, 264c; 12 pls.

additional source

Fauchald, K. 1974. Sphaerodoridae (Polychaeta: Errantia) from world-wide areas. Journal of Natural History, 8: 257-289.

additional source

Johnston, George. 1865. A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]

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

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.

additional source

ITIS database

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

source of synonymy

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.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection


WoRMS (2014). Sphaerodorum gracilis (Rathke, 1843). 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:131100




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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