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

Capitellidae Grube, 1862

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted


Baldia Garwood & Bamber, 1988
Capitella Blainville, 1828
Capitellethus Chamberlin, 1919
Capitellides Mesnil, 1897
Dasybranchus Grube, 1850
Heteromastus Eisig, 1887
Leiocapitella Hartman, 1947
Leiochrides Augener, 1914
Mastobranchus Eisig, 1887
Mediomastus Hartmann, 1944
Neopseudocapitella Rullier & Amoureux, 1979
Notomastus Sars, 1850
Paracapitella Kirkegaard, 1983
Peresiella Harmelin, 1968
Pseudocapitella Fauvel, 1913
Pseudoleiocapitella Harmelin, 1964
Pseudomastus Capaccioni-Azzati & Martin, 1992
Pseudonotomastus Warren & Parker, 1994


original description

Grube, A.E. 1862. Noch ein Wort über die Capitellen und ihre Stelle im Systeme der Anneliden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, 28(1): 366-378.

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

García-Garza, María Elena; De León-González, Jesus Angel. 2011. Review of the Capitellidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from the Eastern Tropical Pacific region, with notes on selected species. ZooKeys 151(0): 17-52.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

identification resource

Magalhães, Wagner F.; Bailey-Brock, Julie H. 2012. Capitellidae Grube, 1862 (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Hawaiian Islands with description of two new species. Zootaxa *(3581): 1-52



External Links



Read, G. (2014). Capitellidae Grube, 1862. 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:921




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