Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Eunicida

Dorvilleidae Chamberlin, 1919

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted


Arenotrocha Westheide & von Nordheim, 1985
Dorvillea Parfitt, 1866
Iphitime Marenzeller, 1902
Mammiphitime Orensanz, 1990
Marycarmenia Nunez, 1998
Ophryotrocha Claparède & Mecznikow, 1869
Ougia Wolf, 1986
Parapodrilus Westheide, 1965
Parophryotrocha Hartmann-Schröder, 1971
Parougia Wolf, 1986
Pettiboneia Orensanz, 1973
Protodorvillea Pettibone, 1961
Pusillotrocha Westheide & von Nordheim, 1985
Schistomeringos Jumars, 1974


additional source

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

Hilbig, Brigitte 1995. Family Dorvilleidae Chamberlin, 1919. pages 341-364. 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. 5 - The Annelida Part 2. Polychaeta: Phyllodocida (Syllidae and scale-bearing families), Amphinomida, and Eunicida. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara

additional source

Orensanz, José María 1990. The Eunicemorph polychaete annelids from Antarctic and Subantarctic Seas. With addenda to the Eunicemorpha of Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, and the Southern Indian Ocean. Antarctic Research Series, 52: 1-183.

identification resource

Eibye-Jacobsen, D. and Kristensen, Reinhardt M. 1994. A new genus and species of Dorvilleidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Bermuda, with a phylogenetic analysis of Dorvilleidae, Iphitimidae and Dinophilidae. Zoologica Scripta, 23(3): 107-131.



External Links



Read, G. (2014). Dorvilleidae. 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:971




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