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Hesionidae Grube, 1850

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Subfamily Hesioninae Grube, 1850
Subfamily Ophiodrominae Pleijel, 1998
  » Tribe Gyptini
    » Genus Gyptis Marion, 1874
  » Tribe Ophiodromini
    » Genus Oxydromus Grube, 1855
      » Species Oxydromus incomptus (Ehlers, 1913) accepted as Gyptis incompta Ehlers, 1913 (superseded subsequent combination)
    » Genus Ophiodromus Sars, 1862 accepted as Oxydromus Grube, 1855 (subjective synonym)
      » Species Ophiodromus comatus (Ehlers, 1913)
    » Genus Orseis Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Oxydromus Grube, 1855 (subjective synonym)
      » Species Orseis fimbriata Hartman, 1953
      » Species Orseis mathai Gravier, 1911
Subfamily Psamathinae Pleijel, 1998
  » Genus Psamathe Johnston, 1836
    » Species Psamathe fauveli (Averincev, 1972)
    » Species Psamathe fusca Johnston, 1836
  » Genus Syllidia Quatrefages, 1865
    » Species Syllidia inermis (Ehlers, 1912) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum, incertae sedis)
  » Genus Kefersteinia Quatrefages, 1866 accepted as Psamathe Johnston, 1836 (subjective synonym)
    » Species Kefersteinia cirrhata (Keferstein, 1862) accepted as Psamathe fusca Johnston, 1836 (superseded subsequent combination)
    » Species Kefersteinia fauveli Averincev, 1972 accepted as Psamathe fauveli (Averincev, 1972) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Grube, Adolf Eduard. (1850). Die Familien der Anneliden. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin.</em> 16(1): 249-364., available online at
page(s): 306 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Hesionidae Grube, 1850. Accessed through: RAS (Eds.) (2021) Register of Antarctic Species at: on 2022-07-03
RAS (Eds.) (2022). Register of Antarctic Species. Hesionidae Grube, 1850. Accessed at: on 2022-07-03
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original description Grube, Adolf Eduard. (1850). Die Familien der Anneliden. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin.</em> 16(1): 249-364., available online at
page(s): 306 [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at [details]   

additional source Rouse, Greg W.; Carvajal, Jose Ignacio; Pleijel, Fredrik. (2018). Phylogeny of Hesionidae (Aciculata, Annelida), with four new species from deep-sea eastern Pacific methane seeps, and resolution of the affinity of <i>Hesiolyra</i>. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 32(5): 1050-1068., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

status source Pleijel, Fredrik. (1998). Phylogeny and classification of Hesionidae (Polychaeta). <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 27(2): 89-163, 38 figures, 7 tables., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

status source Ruta, C.; Nygren, A.; Rousset, V.; Sundberg, P.; Tillier, A.; Wiklund, H.; Pleijel, F. 2007. Phylogeny of Hesionidae (Aciculata, Polychaeta), assessed from morphology, 18S rDNA, 28S rDNA, 16S rDNA and COI. Zoologica Scripta 36(1): 99-107 [details]   

identification resource Salazar-Vallejo, S. I.; Orensanz, J. M. (2006). Pleijelius longae n. gen., n. sp., a remarkable deep water polychaete from the Northwestern Atlantic (Polychaeta : Hesionidae). <i>Scientia Marina</i>. 70: 157-166., available online at
page(s): 164 [details]   

identification resource Rizzo, A. E.; Salazar-vallejo, S. I. (2014). Hesionidae Grube, 1850 (Annelida: Polychaeta) from South-Southeastern Brazil, with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa. 3856(2): 267-291., available online at
page(s): 269 [key to world genera, and keys within genera] [details]   

identification resource Vieitez, J.M.; M.A.; Alós, C.; Parapar, J.; Besteiro, C.; Moreira, J.; Nunez, J.; Laborda, J.; and San Martin, G. (2004). Annelida Polychaeta I. Fauna Iberica. Ramos, M.A. et al (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Vol. 25:1-530 [sections separate authorship not recognised here].
page(s): 210 [details]   
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