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

Clitellio arenarius (Müller, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Lumbricus auctorum [non Lumbricus Linnaeus, 1758]

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ClitellioSavigny, 1820accepted genus name
Peloryctes Leuckart, 1849 synonym

Species group names

Lumbricus arenarius Müller, 1776 synonym
Peloryctes arenarius (Müller, 1776) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Polish: rurecznik


original description

Müller, O.F. (1776). Zoologica Danicae Prodromus seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characters, nomine, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Havniae. XXXII, 274 pp.

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

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

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

ITIS database

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

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.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (79 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (8 nucleotides; 3 proteins)


Timm, T.; Erséus, C. (2014). Clitellio arenarius (Müller, 1776). 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:137553

Dr Narcisse Giani. Clitellio arenarius (Muller, 1776). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=234527




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