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

Odontosyllis fulgurans (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OdontosyllisClaparède, 1863accepted genus name

Species group names

Syllis fulgurans Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 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

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

additional source

Musco, L.; Giangrande, A. (2005). Mediterranean Syllidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) revisited: biogeography, diversity and species fidelity to environmental features. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 304: 143-153

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

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

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

Çinar ME & Ergen Z (2003) Eusylline and Syllinae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Northern Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean Sea) with a checklist of species reported from the Levant Sea. Bull Mar Sci 72(3):769-793

additional source

Cognetti G (1957) I Sillidi del golfo di Napoli. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli. 30: 1-100

additional source

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

additional source

ITIS database

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.


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





External Links

GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (27 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)


Read, G. (2014). Odontosyllis fulgurans (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833). 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:131327




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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