Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Phyllodocida > Suborder Nereidiformia > Family Syllidae > Subfamily Syllinae > Genus Haplosyllis

Haplosyllis spongicola (Grube, 1855)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HaplosyllisLangerhans, 1879accepted genus name
Syllis (Haplosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 basionym
Haplosyllis (Syllis) [auct.] synonym
Syllis (Haplosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 synonym

Species group names

Syllis spongicola Grube, 1855 basionym
Haplosyllis (Syllis) hamata (Claparède, 1868) synonym
Haplosyllis hamata (Claparède, 1868) synonym
Haplosyllis oligochaeta synonym
Haplosyllis spongicola tentaculata Marion, 1877 synonym
Syllis (Haplosyllis) hamata Claparède, 1868 synonym
Syllis (Haplosyllis) spongicola Grube, 1855 synonym
Syllis hamata Claparède, 1868 synonym
Syllis oligochaeta Bobretzky, 1870 synonym
Syllis setubalensis Mc Intosh, 1885 synonym
Syllis spongicola Grube, 1855 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

Day, J.H. (1967). Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. 458 & xxix pp.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Augener, H. 1924. Papers from Dr. Th. Mortensen's Pacific Expedition 1914-16. XVIII. Polychaeta II. Polychaeten von Neuseeland. I. Errantia. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk naturhistorisk Forening i Köbenhavn, 75: 241-441.

additional source

Augener, H. 1925. Über westindische und einige andere Polychaeten-Typen von Grube (Oersted), Krøyer, Mörch und Schmarda. Publikationer fra Universitetets Zoologiske Museum Kobenhavn, 39: 1-47.

additional source

Hartman, O. 1942. A review of the types of polychaetous annelids at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University. Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection, Yale University, 8(1): 1-98.

additional source

Hartman, O. 1945. The marine annelids of North Carolina. Duke University Marine Station Bulletin, 2: 1-54.

additional source

Imajima, Minoru 1966. The Syllidae (polychaetous annelids) from Japan. IV. Syllinae. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 14(3): 219-252.

additional source

McIntosh, W.C. 1908. A monograph of British Annelids. Ray Society of London, II. Part I. Polychaeta. Nephthydidae to Syllidae: 1-232.

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

Fauchald, K., A. Granados-Barba, and V. Solís-Weiss. 2009. Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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

San Martín G (2003) Annelida, Polychaeta II: Syllidae. In: Ramos MA et al. (eds) Fauna Iberica, Vol 21, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid, p 1-554

additional source

Çinar, Melih Ertan & Gambi, Maria Cristina 2005. Cognetti’s syllid collection (Polychaeta: Syllidae) deposited at the Museum of the Stazione Zoologica ‘‘Anton Dohrn’’ (Naples, Italy), with descriptions of two new species of Autolytus. Journal of Natural History 39(10): 725-762

additional source

Licher, Frank 2000 (1999), Revision der Gattung Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879 (Polychaeta: Syllidae). Morphologie, Taxonomie und Phylogenie. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 551:1-336

additional source

Fauvel, P. 1923. Polychètes errantes. Faune de France Volume 5. 1-488. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris.

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

Monro, Charles C. A. 1933. The polychaeta errantia collected by Dr. C. Crossland at Colón, in the Panama region, and the Galapagos Islands during the expedition of the S.Y. St. George. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1933: 1-96.

source of synonymy

Langerhans, Paul (1879) Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie, 32(4): 513-592.


Imajima, Minoru 2003. Polychaetous Annelids from Sagami Bay and Sagami Sea collected by the Emperor Showa of Japan and deposited at the Showa Memorial Institute, National Science Museum, Tokyo (II), Orders included within the Phyllodocida, Amphinomida, Spintherida and Enicida. National Science Museum Monographs, 23: 1-221





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (35 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
GenBank (4 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Haplosyllis spongicola (Grube, 1855). 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:131321




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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