Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Clitellata > Subclass Oligochaeta > Order Haplotaxida > Suborder Tubificina > Family Tubificidae > Subfamily Naidinae > Genus Paranais

Paranais litoralis (Müller, 1780)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Nais Müller, 1774

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ParanaisCzerniavsky, 1880accepted genus name

Species group names

Nais litoralis Muller, 1780 objective synonym
Blanonais litoralis (Müller, 1784) synonym
Nais littoralis Müller, 1780 synonym
Uncinais litoralis (Müller, 1784) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Polish: paranajs


basis of record

Erséus, C.; Healy, B.M. (2001). Oligochaeta, 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. 231-234

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

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.



External Links

Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF


Timm, T.; Erséus, C. (2011). Paranais litoralis (Müller, 1780). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137485

Dr Narcisse Giani. Paranais litoralis (Müller, 1780). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=234336




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