Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria

Chaetopteridae Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted


Chaetopterus Cuvier, 1830
Mesochaetopterus Potts, 1914
Phyllochaetopterus Grube, 1863
Spiochaetopterus Sars, 1853


original description

Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. 1833. Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris, sér. 1, 30: 411-425.

basis of record

Fauchald, K. 1977. The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA) Science Series 28:1-188

additional source

Potts, Frank A. 1914. Polychaeta from the N.E. Pacific: The Chaetopteridae. With an account of the phenomenon of asexual reproduction in Phyllochaetopterus and the description of two new species of Chaetopteridae from the Atlantic. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 67: 955-994.

additional source

Martin, D.; Gil, J.; Carreras-Carbonell, J.; Bhaud, M.R. (2008). Description of a new species of Mesochaetopterus (Annelida, Polychaeta, Chaetopteridae), with redescription of Mesochaetopterus xerecus and an approach to the phylogeny of the family Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 152(2): 201-225.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

status source

Eibye-Jacobsen, Danny; Vinther, Jacob. 2012. Reconstructing the ancestral annelid. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 50(1): 85-87



External Links



Read, G. (2014). Chaetopteridae Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833. 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:918




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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