Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Scolecida > Family Orbiniidae > Genus Scoloplos > Subgenus Scoloplos (Scoloplos)

Scoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ScoloplosBlainville, 1828accepted genus name
Haploscoloplos Monro, 1933 synonym

Species group names

Scoloplos armiger (Müller, 1776) synonym; alternate representation

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: wapenworm


basis of record

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Bleidorn, Christoph, Kruse, Inken, Albrecht, Sylvia and Bartolomaeus, Thomas 2006. Mitochondrial sequence data expose the putative cosmopolitan polychaete Scoloplos armiger (Annelida, Orbiniidae) as a species complex. BMC-Evolutionary Biology 6(47): unpaginated (13).

additional source

Luttikhuizen, Pieternella C.; Bol, Anneke; Cardoso, Joana F.M.F.; Dekker, Rob. 2011. Overlapping distributions of cryptic Scoloplos cf. armiger species in the western Wadden Sea. Journal of Sea Research 66(3): 231-237.


Blake, J.A. 1996. Family Orbiniidae Hartman, 1942. pages 1-26. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul H. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 6 - The Annelida Part 3. Polychaeta: Orbiniidae to Cossuridae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara



External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF


WoRMS (2011). Scoloplos (Scoloplos) armiger (Müller, 1776). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed) (2011). World Polychaeta database. 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:334772




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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