Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Sabellida > Family Serpulidae > Subfamily Spirorbinae > Tribe Circeini > Genus Circeis

Circeis spirillum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CirceisSaint-Joseph, 1894accepted genus name

Species group names

Spirorbis spirillum (Linnaeus, 1758) synonym


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 RĂ©gionale de Biologie RĂ©gion Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

The Zoological Record: records of zoological literature relating chiefly to the year: Zoological Society of London City: London, UK

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

Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1920. The Polychaetes Collected by the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-18. Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 9. Annelids, parasitic worms, Protozoans, etc (B. Polychaeta): 1-41. Pl.1-6. Thomas Mulvey. Ottawa.

additional source

ITIS database


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


Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Knight-Jones, E. Wyn 1977. Taxonomy and Ecology of British Spirorbidae (Polychaeta). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 57(2): 453-500.





External Links

GenBank (3 nucleotides; 0 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (6 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection


WoRMS (2014). Circeis spirillum (Linnaeus, 1758). 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:131201




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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