Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Phyllodocida > Suborder Nereidiformia > Family Syllidae > Subfamily Exogoninae

Sphaerosyllis Claparède, 1863

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Sphaerosyllis (Sphaerosyllis) Claparède, 1863 synonym


Sphaerosyllis austriaca Banse, 1959
Sphaerosyllis boeroi Musco, Çinar & Giangrande, 2005
Sphaerosyllis bulbosa Southern, 1914
Sphaerosyllis capensis Day, 1953
Sphaerosyllis claparedei Ehlers, 1864
Sphaerosyllis claparedi Ehlers, 1864
Sphaerosyllis glandulata Perkins, 1981
Sphaerosyllis gravinae Somaschini & San Martín, 1994
Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparède, 1863
Sphaerosyllis magnidentata Perkins, 1981
Sphaerosyllis ovigera Langerhans, 1879
Sphaerosyllis papillifera Naville, 1933
Sphaerosyllis parabulbosa San Martín & López, 2002
Sphaerosyllis pirifera Claparède, 1868
Sphaerosyllis piriferopsis Perkins, 1981
Sphaerosyllis taylori Perkins, 1981
Sphaerosyllis thomasi San Martín, 1984


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, 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

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358.

additional source

San Martín G (2003) Annelida, Polychaeta II: Syllidae. In: Ramos MA et al. (eds) Fauna Iberica, Vol 21, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid, p 1-554


San Martín. 2005. Exogoninae (Polychaeta: Syllidae) from Australia With the Description of a New Genus and Twenty-two New Species. Records of the Australian Museum 57(1): 39-152.



External Links



WoRMS (2014). Sphaerosyllis Claparède, 1863. 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:129677




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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