The specific epithet geminus, Latin adjective meaning 'twin', refers to the close resemblance of the species to Leitoscoloplos mawsoni (Benham, 1921).
Mackie, Andrew S. Y. 1987. A review of species currently assigned to the genus Leitoscoloplos Day, 1977 (Polychaeta: Orbiniidae), with descriptions of species newly referred to Scoloplos Blainville, 1828. Sarsia, 72: 1-28. (look up in IMIS)