Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Eunicida > Family Onuphidae > Subfamily Onuphinae

Paradiopatra Ehlers, 1887

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Paradiopatra bihanica (Intes & Le Loeuff, 1975)
Paradiopatra ehlersi (McIntosh, 1885)
Paradiopatra fiordica (Fauchald, 1974)
Paradiopatra hartmanae (Kirkegaard, 1980)
Paradiopatra hispanica (Amoureux, 1972)
Paradiopatra lepta (Chamberlin, 1919)
Paradiopatra quadricuspis (M. Sars in G.O. Sars, 1872)


original description

Ehlers, E. 1887. Report on the annelids of the dredging expedition of the U.S. coast survey steamer Blake. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 15: VIand335pp.

basis of record

Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 214-231

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Budaeva, Nataliya; Fauchald, Kristian 2011. Phylogeny of the Diopatra generic complex with a revision of Paradiopatra Ehlres [sic], 1887 (Polychaeta: Onuphidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163(2): 319-436

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

identification resource

Paxton, Hannelore; Budaeva, Nataliya. 2013. Paradiopatra (Annelida: Onuphidae) from eastern Australian waters, with the description of six new species. Zootaxa 3686(2): 140–164.



External Links



Read, G. (2014). Paradiopatra Ehlers, 1887. 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:129405




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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