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Terebellidae Johnston, 1846

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Subfamily Terebellinae Johnston, 1846
  » Genus Eupistella Chamberlin, 1919
  » Genus Lanicides Hessle, 1917
  » Tribe Lanicini Holthe, 1986
    » Genus Axionice Malmgren, 1866
    » Genus Lanice Malmgren, 1866
      » Species Lanice flabellum (Baird, 1865)
    » Genus Pista Malmgren, 1866
      » Species Pista corrientis McIntosh, 1885
      » Species Pista cristata (Müller, 1776)
      » Species Pista godfroyi (Gravier, 1911)
      » Species Pista mirabilis McIntosh, 1885
      » Species Pista patriciae Hartmann-Schröder & Rosenfeldt, 1989
      » Species Pista spinifera (Ehlers, 1908) accepted as Pista mirabilis McIntosh, 1885
  » Genus Neoleprea Hessle, 1917
  » Genus Nicolea Malmgren, 1866
  » Genus Phisidia Saint-Joseph, 1894
  » Tribe Polycirrini Malmgren, 1866
    » Genus Hauchiella Levinsen, 1893
    » Genus Lysilla Malmgren, 1866
      » Species Lysilla loveni Malmgren, 1866
      » Species Lysilla macintoshi Gravier, 1907
    » Genus Polycirrus Grube, 1850
      » Species Polycirrus antarcticus (Willey, 1902)
      » Species Polycirrus kerguelensis (McIntosh, 1885)
      » Species Polycirrus insignis Gravier, 1907 accepted as Polycirrus antarcticus (Willey, 1902) (Synonymous )
  » Tribe Procleini Holthe, 1986
    » Genus Proclea Saint-Joseph, 1894
      » Species Proclea glabrolimbata Hessle, 1917
      » Species Proclea graffii (Langerhans, 1884)
      » Species Proclea grafii [auctt.] accepted as Proclea graffii (Langerhans, 1884) (misspelling)
  » Tribe Terebellini Johnston, 1846
    » Genus Amphitrite Müller, 1771
      » Species Amphitrite cirrata Müller, 1776
      » Species Amphitrite kerguelensis McIntosh, 1876
    » Genus Artacama Malmgren, 1866
      » Species Artacama crassa Hartman, 1967
      » Species Artacama proboscidea Malmgren, 1866
    » Genus Leaena Malmgren, 1866
      » Species Leaena antarctica McIntosh, 1885
      » Species Leaena arenilega Ehlers, 1913
      » Species Leaena collaris Hessle, 1917
      » Species Leaena pseudobranchia Levenstein, 1964
      » Species Leaena wandelensis Gravier, 1907
    » Genus Neoamphitrite Hessle, 1917
      » Species Neoamphitrite affinis (Malmgren, 1866)
        » Subspecies Neoamphitrite affinis antarctica (Monro, 1936)
    » Genus Terebella Linnaeus, 1767
      » Species Terebella ehlersi Gravier, 1907
      » Species Terebella plagiostoma Schmarda, 1861
  » Tribe Artacamini (uncertain > nomen dubium, disused)
Subfamily Thelepodinae Hessle, 1917
  » Genus Parathelepus Caullery, 1915
  » Genus Streblosoma M. Sars in G.O. Sars, 1872
  » Genus Thelepides Gravier, 1911
  » Genus Thelepus Leuckart, 1849
    » Species Thelepus cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780)
    » Species Thelepus setosus (Quatrefages, 1866)
    » Species Thelepus plagiostoma (Schmarda, 1861) accepted as Terebella plagiostoma Schmarda, 1861 (superseded subsequent combination)
  » Genus Thelepides Southern, 1914 accepted as Parathelepus Caullery, 1915 (unaccepted > junior homonym, replaced junior homonym)
  » Tribe Thelepini (uncertain > nomen dubium, rank currently unused)

Subfamily Amphitritinae Malmgren, 1866 accepted as Terebellinae Johnston, 1846 (principle of coordination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Johnston, George 1846. An index to the British Annelides [sic]. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 1, 16 (supplement to vol 16): 433-462. Plate 2. , available online at
page(s): 447 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Terebellidae Johnston, 1846. Accessed through: RAS (Eds.) (2021) Register of Antarctic Species at: on 2022-08-08
RAS (Eds.) (2022). Register of Antarctic Species. Terebellidae Johnston, 1846. Accessed at: on 2022-08-08
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original description Johnston, George 1846. An index to the British Annelides [sic]. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 1, 16 (supplement to vol 16): 433-462. Plate 2. , available online at
page(s): 447 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

taxonomy source Stiller, Josefin; Tilic, Ekin; Rousset, Vincent; Pleijel, Fredrick; Rouse, Greg W. (2020). Spaghetti to a tree: A robust phylogeny for Terebelliformia (Annelida) based on transcriptomes, molecular and morphological Data. <em>Biology.</em> 9(4): 73 [29 pp. + supplementary material]., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

taxonomy source Lavesque, Nicolas; Daffe, Guillemine; Londoño-Mesa, Mario H.; Hutchings, Pat. (2021). Revision of the French Terebellidae sensu stricto (Annelida, Terebelliformia), with descriptions of nine new species. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 5038(1): 1-63., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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 Grube, Adolf Eduard. (1850). Die Familien der Anneliden. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin.</em> 16(1): 249-364., available online at
page(s): 325 [details]   

additional source Hessle, Christian. (1917). Zur Kenntnis der terebellomorphen Polychaeten. <em>Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala.</em> 5: 39-258, plates I-V., available online at [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Hilbig, Brigitte 2000. Family Terebellidae Grube, 1851. pages 231-294. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul Valentich. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 7 - The Annelida Part 4. Polychaeta: Fabelligeridae to Sternaspidae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara [details]   

additional source Holthe, T. (1986). Evolution, systematics, and distribution of the Polychaeta Terebellomorpha, with a catalogue of the taxa and a bibliography. <em>Gunneria.</em> 55: 1-236., available online at [details]   

additional source Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at
page(s): 107 [details]   

additional source McHugh, Damhnait 1995. Phylogenetic analysis of the Amphitritinae (Polychaeta: Terebellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London 114: 405-429. [details]   

additional source Glasby, Christopher J., Hutchings, Patricia A. and Hall, Kathryn. (2004). Assessment of monophyly and taxon affinities within the polychaete clade Terebelliformia (Terebellida). <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.</em> 84(5): 961-971., available online at [details]   

additional source Nogueira, João Miguel de Matos; Hutchings, Patricia A.; Fukuda, Marcelo Veronesi. (2010). Morphology of terebelliform polychaetes (Annelida: Polychaeta: Terebelliformia), with a focus on Terebellidae. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 2460: 1-185., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Garraffoni, A. R. S.; Lana, P. C. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships within the Terebellidae (Polychaeta : Terebellida) based on morphological characters. Invertebrate Systematics 22(6): 605-626 [details]   

additional source Nogueira, João Miguel de Matos; Fitzhugh, Kirk; Hutchings, Pat. 2013. The continuing challenge of phylogenetic relationships in Terebelliformia (Annelida : Polychaeta). Invertebrate Systematics 27(2): 186-238, available online at [details]   

identification resource Jirkov, I. A. and Leontovitch, M. K. (2013). Identification keys for Terebellomorpha (Polychaeta) of the eastern Atlantic and the North Polar basin. Invertebrate Zoology [aka Zoologiya Bespozvonochnykh]. 10 (2): 217 - 243., available online at [details]   

identification resource Lavesque, Nicolas; Hutchings, Pat; Londoño-Mesa, Mario H.; Nogueira, João M. M.; Daffe, Guillemine; Nygren, Arne; Blanchet, Hugues; Bonifácio, Paulo; Broudin, Caroline; Dauvin, Jean-Claude; Droual, Gabin; Gouillieux, Benoit; Grall, Jacques; Guyonnet, Benjamin; Houbin, Céline; Humbert, Suzie; Janson, Anne-Laure; Jourde, Jérôme; Labrune, Céline; Lamarque, Bastien; Latry, Lise; Le Garrec, Vincent; Pelaprat, Corine; Pezy, Jean-Philippe; Sauriau, Pierre-Guy; De Montaudouin, Xavier. (2021). The “Spaghetti Project”: the final identification guide to European Terebellidae (sensu lato) (Annelida, Terebelliformia). <em>European Journal of Taxonomy.</em> 782: 108-156., available online at [details]   
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