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Fabricius, Otto 1780. [POLYCHAETA & ANNELIDA DATA. p.266-315; 374-384] Fauna Groenlandica, systematice sistens, Animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quoad nomen specificum, triviale, vernaculumque synonyma auctorum plurium, descriptionem, locum, victum, generationem, mores, usum, capturamque singuli prout detegendi occasio fuit, maximaque parte secundum proprias observationes: Hafniae [Copenhagen] et Lipsiae.
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Not an abstract, but an overview of this book and Fabricius: "In this important work Fabricius describes 473 animal species, 130 of which were new to science. Each species is put down with two names after the binominary nomenclature; then comes a brief diagnosis, a list of the designations given to the species by other authors (if already described), and its Greenland name. Then follows a more detailed description of the species, together with data on its occurrence in Greenland or along the coasts, its food, conditions of reproduction and living habits, and, finally, information on the Greenlanders' purpose for and methods of catching it. The descriptions of the animals are not abstracted from other authors, but composed by Fabricius himself on the basis of the Greenland material he had gathered and, as far as possible, take into account also the appearance of the living animals. It may rightly be said that the work of Otto Fabricius marks the beginning of scientific knowledge of the Greenland fauna (Ad. S. Jensen)." Fabricius was a missionary in Greenland from 1768 to 1773. "Otto Fabricius (1744- 1822) should not be confused with his contemporary and distant relative Johan Christian Fabricius (1745-1808), also a Dane, an entomologist who produced the first textbook of entomology, and also did some work on copepods.
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Amphitrite cincinnata Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Thelepus cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Amphitrite plumosa Müller, 1776 accepted as Pherusa plumosa (Müller, 1776) (redescription)
Aphrodita minuta Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Pholoe minuta (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Aphrodita punctata Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Gattyana cirrhosa (Pallas, 1766) (original description)
Aphrodita punctata Müller, 1771 accepted as Lepidonotus squamatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (original description)
Aphrodita scabra Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Gattyana cirrhosa (Pallas, 1766) (original description)
Capitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Castalia aphroditioides (Fabricius, 1780) accepted as Nereimyra aphroditoides (O. Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Eteone flava (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Eteone longa (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Harmothoe scabra (Fabricius, 1780) accepted as Gattyana cirrhosa (Pallas, 1766) (original description)
Lumbricus capitatus Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Capitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Lumbricus papillosus Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Arenicola marina (Linnaeus, 1758) (original description)
Naidonereis quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780) accepted as Nainereis quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780) accepted as Naineris quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nainereis quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780) accepted as Naineris quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Naineris quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nais quadricuspida Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Naineris quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nereimyra aphroditoides (O. Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nereis aphroditioides Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Nereimyra aphroditoides (O. Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nereis bifrons O.F. Müller, 1786 (original description)
Nereis caeca Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Nephtys caeca (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nereis diversicolor Müller, 1776 accepted as Hediste diversicolor (O.F. Müller, 1776) (additional source)
Nereis ferruginea Gunnerus in Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Nereis pelagica Linnaeus, 1758 (original description)
Nereis filicornis Müller, 1776 accepted as Spio filicornis (Müller, 1776) (redescription)
Nereis flava Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Eteone flava (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nereis incisa O. Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Syllis incisa (O. Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nereis longa Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Eteone longa (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nereis prismatica O.F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Proceraea prismatica (O.F. Müller, 1776) (redescription)
Nereis pusilla Müller in Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Nereimyra aphroditoides (O. Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Nereis rosea Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Nereimyra punctata (Müller, 1788) (original description)
Nicomache lumbricalis (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Paradexiospira (Spirorbides) cancellata (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Paradexiospira (Spirorbides) vitrea (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Paradexiospira cancellata (Fabricius, 1780) represented as Paradexiospira (Spirorbides) cancellata (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Paradexiospira vitrea (Fabricius, 1780) represented as Paradexiospira (Spirorbides) vitrea (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Pholoe minuta (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Placostegus tridentatus (Fabricius, 1779) (additional source)
Sabella lumbricalis Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Nicomache lumbricalis (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Serpula cancellata Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Paradexiospira cancellata (Fabricius, 1780) represented as Paradexiospira (Spirorbides) cancellata (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Serpula stellaris Fabricius, 1780 (original description)
Serpula tridentata Fabricius, 1779 accepted as Placostegus tridentatus (Fabricius, 1779) (additional source)
Serpula vitrea Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Paradexiospira vitrea (Fabricius, 1780) represented as Paradexiospira (Spirorbides) vitrea (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Thelepus cincinnatus (Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
Tubularia [Auct. Non sensu Linnaeus, 1758] (basis of record)
Tubularia penicillus Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Chone infundibuliformis Krøyer, 1856 (original description)
Typosyllis incisa (Fabricius, 1780) accepted as Nereis incisa O. Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Syllis incisa (O. Fabricius, 1780) (original description)
 Authority

Past workers (eg Hartman catalogue p.498) have attributed the name to Fabricius (1780). Muller pre-empted Fabricius ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet capitata means having or forming a head.  [details]

 Synonymy

Amphitrite cirrata has been in prevailing usage since late 1700s at least (see Fabricius, 1780:285, although ... [details]