Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Terebellida > Suborder Terebellomorpha > Family Terebellidae > Subfamily Thelepodinae > Genus Thelepus

Thelepus cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ThelepusLeuckart, 1849accepted genus name


original description

Fabricius, Otto 1780. [POLYCHAETA & ANNELIDA DATA. p.266-315; 374-384] Fauna Groenlandica, systematice sistens, Animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quoad nomen specificum, triviale, vernaculumque synonyma auctorum plurium, descriptionem, locum, victum, generationem, mores, usum, capturamque singuli prout detegendi occasio fuit, maximaque parte secundum proprias observationes: Hafniae [Copenhagen] et Lipsiae.

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

ITIS database

additional source

Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. 2nd revised ed. The fauna of Germany and adjacent seas with their characteristics and ecology, 58. Gustav Fischer: Jena, Germany. ISBN 3-437-35038-2. 648 pp.

additional source

Malmgren, A. J. 1865. Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm, 22(1): 51-110.

additional source

McIntosh, W.C. 1923. A monograph of the British marine annelids. Polychaeta, Sabellidae to Serpulidae. With additions to the British marine Polychaeta during the publication of the monograph. Ray Society of London, 4(2): 251-538.

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

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

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

Fauvel, P. 1909. Deuxième note préliminaire sur les Polychètes provenant des campagnes de l'Hirondelle et de la Princesse-Alice, ou déposées dans la Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Bulletin de l'Institute océanographique, 142: 1-76.

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.

source of synonymy

Pettibone, Marian H. 1954. Marine polychaete worms from Point Barrow, Alaska, with aditional records from the North Atlantic and North Pacific. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 103(3324): 203-356.

source of synonymy

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


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





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (73 publications)
Barcode of Life (45 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
GenBank (24 nucleotides; 19 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Thelepus cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780). 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:131543




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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