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

Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SyllisLamarck, 1818accepted genus name
Lycastis Savigny, 1822 heterotypic synonym
Aporosyllis Quatrefages, 1866 synonym
Chaetosyllis Malmgren, 1867 synonym
Ehlersia Quatrefages, 1865 synonym
Ehlersia (Syllis) Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Gnathosyllis Schmarda, 1861 synonym
Ioida Johnston, 1840 synonym
Isosyllis Ehlers, 1864 synonym
Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881 synonym
Pagenstecheria Quatrefages, 1866 synonym
Syllis (Ehlersia) Quatrefages, 1865 synonym
Syllis (Langerhansia) Czerniavsky, 1881 synonym
Syllis (Syllis) Lamarck, 1818 synonym
Syllis (Typosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 synonym
Trichosyllis Schmarda, 1861 synonym
Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879 synonym
Typosyllis (Ehlersia) Quatrefages, 1865 synonym
Typosyllis (Langerhansia) Czerniavsky, 1881 synonym
Typosyllis (Syllis) [auct.] synonym
Typosyllis (Typosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 synonym

Species group names

Ehlersia (Syllis) cornuta (Rathke, 1843) synonym
Ehlersia cornuta (Rathke, 1843) synonym
Langerhansia cornuta (Rathke, 1843) synonym
Syllis (Ehlersia) cornuta Rathke, 1843 synonym
Syllis (Langerhansia) cornuta Rathke, 1843 synonym
Syllis (Typosyllis) cornuta Rathke, 1843 synonym
Syllis fabricii Malmgren, 1867 synonym
Typosyllis (Ehlersia) cornuta (Rathke, 1843) synonym
Typosyllis (Langerhansia) cornuta (Rathke, 1843) synonym
Typosyllis cornuta (Rathke, 1843) synonym


original description

Rathke H. (1843). Beiträge zur fauna Norwegens. Verhandlungen Kaiserlichen Leopoldinisch-Carolinischen Akademie Naturforscher, Breslau, 20, 1, pp. 1-264, 264b, 264c; 12 pls.

basis of record

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

ITIS database

additional source

Pettibone, M.H. 1952 MS. Checklist of Polychaeta of New England region. 32 p.

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

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

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

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.

source of synonymy

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. 1963. Marine polychaete worms of the New England region. I. Aphroditidae through Trochochaetidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 227(1): 1-356.


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





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (42 publications)
Barcode of Life


WoRMS (2014). Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843. 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:157583




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


Red List status DD 2005This species is data deficient, there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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2008-03-26 by Kristian Fauchald

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