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Scolelepis Blainville, 1828

129623  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129623)

accepted
Genus
Aonis sensu Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 [Not Savigny, 1822] (misapplication of Savigny's genus for Nereis caeca (Nephtyidae))
Asetocalamyzas Tzetlin, 1985 (dwarf male of a spionid, not a parasitic syllid as originally described)
Nerine Johnston, 1838 (subjective synonym)
Nerinides Mesnil, 1896 (subjective synonym)
Pseudonerine Augener, 1926 (junior homonym, subjective synonym)
Scolecolepis Malmgren, 1867 (unjustified spelling emendation of Scolelepis Blainville, 1828)
Scolepis [auctt.] (misspelling)
Subgenus Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) Maciolek, 1987
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) bousfieldi Pettibone, 1963
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) carrascoi Maciolek, 1986
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) geniculata Imajima, 1992
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) gilchristi (Day, 1961)
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) papillosa (Okuda, 1937)
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) quinquedentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) texana Foster, 1971
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) towra Blake & Kudenov, 1978
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) tridentata (Southern, 1914)
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) yamaguchii (Imajima, 1959)
  » Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964 accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964 (superseded subsequent subgeneric combination)
Subgenus Scolelepis (Scolelepis) Blainville, 1828
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) acuta (Treadwell, 1914)
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) aitutakii Gibbs, 1972
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) andradei Delgado-Blas, Diaz & Linero-Arana, 2010
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) angulata Zhou, 2014
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) balihaiensis Hartmann-Schröder, 1979
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) bifida Hutchings & Turvey, 1984
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) blakei Hartmann-Schröder, 1980
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) branchia Imajima, 1992
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) brevibranchia Hartmann-Schröder, 1991
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) cantabra (Rioja, 1918)
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) crenulata Hartmann-Schröder, 1991
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) daphoinos Zhou, Ji & Li, 2009
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) denmarkensis Hartmann-Schröder, 1983
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) dicha Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) edmondsi Hutchings & Turvey, 1984
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) eltaninae Blake, 1983
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) inversa Meißner & Götting, 2015
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) kudenovi Hartmann-Schröder, 1981
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) laciniata Eibye-Jacobsen, 1997
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) lighti Delgado-Blas, 2006
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) lingulata Imajima, 1992
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) magnus Ozolinsh, 1990
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) neglecta Surugiu, 2016
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) pettiboneae Maciolek, 1986
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) planata Imajima, 1992
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) quadridentata Maciolek, 1986
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) sagittaria Imajima, 1992
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806)
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) variegata Imajima, 1992
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) vossae Delgado-Blas, 2006
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) westoni Maciolek, 1986
  » Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) texana Foster, 1971 accepted as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) texana Foster, 1971
Species Scolelepis agilis (Verrill, 1873)
Species Scolelepis alaskensis (Treadwell, 1914)
Species Scolelepis alisonae Williams, 2007
Species Scolelepis anakenae Rozbaczylo & Castilla, 1988
Species Scolelepis antipoda (Augener, 1926)
Species Scolelepis blakei Carrasco, 1981
Species Scolelepis bonnieri (Mesnil, 1896)
Species Scolelepis bullibranchia Rossi, 1982
Species Scolelepis burkovskii Sikorski, 1994
Species Scolelepis carunculata Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Scolelepis chilensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Scolelepis finmarchicus Sikorski & Pavlova, 2015
Species Scolelepis gaucha (Orensanz & Gianuca, 1974)
Species Scolelepis goodbodyi (Jones, 1962)
Species Scolelepis hutchingsae Dauer, 1985
Species Scolelepis knightjonesi (Silva, 1961)
Species Scolelepis korsuni Sikorski, 1994
Species Scolelepis lamellata (McIntosh, 1909)
Species Scolelepis lamellicincta Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Scolelepis laonicola (Tzetlin, 1985)
Species Scolelepis lefebvrei (Gravier, 1905)
Species Scolelepis longirostris (Quatrefages, 1843)
Species Scolelepis magnicornuta Williams, 2007
Species Scolelepis marionis Branch, 1998
Species Scolelepis minuta (Treadwell, 1939)
Species Scolelepis occipitalis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Scolelepis oligobranchia (Chlebovitsch, 1959)
Species Scolelepis perrieri (Fauvel, 1902)
Species Scolelepis phyllobranchia Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Scolelepis precirriseta Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Scolelepis towra Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Scolelepis vazaha Eibye-Jacobsen & Soares, 2000
Species Scolelepis victoriensis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Scolelepis villosivaina Williams, 2007
Species Scolelepis viridis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Scolelepis vulgaris (Johnston, 1827)
Species Scolelepis williami (de Silva, 1961)

Species Scolelepis acuta (Treadwell, 1914) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) acuta (Treadwell, 1914) (to nominal subgenus )
Species Scolelepis eltaninae Blake, 1983 represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) eltaninae Blake, 1983
Species Scolelepis foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
Species Scolelepis melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998 represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998
Species Scolelepis quinquedentata (Blake, 1983) represented as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) quinquedentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
Species Scolelepis squamata (Müller, 1806) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806)
Species Scolelepis texana Foster, 1971 represented as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) texana Foster, 1971
Species Scolelepis tridentata (Southern, 1914) represented as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) tridentata (Southern, 1914)

Subgenus Scolelepis (Nerinides) (Mesnil, 1896) accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) Blainville, 1828 (superseded )
Species Scolelepis ciliata (Keferstein, 1862) accepted as Malacoceros tetracerus (Schmarda, 1861) (superseded combination of subjective synonym)
Species Scolelepis derjugini Uschakov, 1948 accepted as Malacoceros derjugini (Uschakov, 1948) (superseded original combination)
Species Scolelepis foliosus [auct.] accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (incorrect subsequent spelling)
Species Scolelepis fuliginosa (Claparède, 1870) accepted as Malacoceros fuliginosus (Claparède, 1870) (incorrect combination)
Species Scolelepis girardi (Quatrefages, 1843) accepted as Malacoceros girardi Quatrefages, 1843 (superseded recombination)
Species Scolelepis indica Fauvel, 1928 accepted as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928) (superseded original combination)
Species Scolelepis lefebrei [auct. misspelling] accepted as Scolelepis lefebvrei (Gravier, 1905) (misspelling for lefebvrei)
Species Scolelepis matsugae Sikorski, 1994 accepted as Scolelepis laonicola (Tzetlin, 1985) (subjective synonym)
Species Scolelepis mesnili (Bellan & Lagardère, 1971) accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806) (superseded recombination of subjective synonym)
Species Scolelepis murmanica Zachs in Uschakov, 1948 accepted as Malacoceros tetracerus (Schmarda, 1861) (subjective synonym)
Species Scolelepis squamatus [auct.] accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806) (incorrect subsequent spelling)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Blainville, H. de. (1828). Dictionnaire des Sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des différens êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-mêmes, d'après l'état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement a l'utilité qu'en peuvent retirer la médicine, l'agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Suivi d'une biographie des plus célèbres naturalistes. F.G. Levrault, Strasbourg & Paris. Volume 57: 1-628., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/81595#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 492-493 [details]   
Note Type species Lumbricus squamatus O.F. Müller...  
From editor or global species database
Type species Type species Lumbricus squamatus O.F. Müller 1776, by monotypy but Blainville misreported the name as L. 'squamosus' [sic]. [details]
Etymology Not stated. The generic named seems to be composed by the Greek words scole, meaning 'worm', and lepis, meaning 'scale' or...  
Etymology Not stated. The generic named seems to be composed by the Greek words scole, meaning 'worm', and lepis, meaning 'scale' or 'flake', and presumably makes reference to the scales originally described as being present on the type species of the genus, Lumbricus squamatus Müller, 1806, and corresponding in fact to the dorsal lamellae fused with the branchiae. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Scolelepis Blainville, 1828. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129623 on 2018-05-23
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original description Blainville, H. de. (1828). Dictionnaire des Sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des différens êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-mêmes, d'après l'état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement a l'utilité qu'en peuvent retirer la médicine, l'agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Suivi d'une biographie des plus célèbres naturalistes. F.G. Levrault, Strasbourg & Paris. Volume 57: 1-628., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/81595#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 492-493 [details]   

original description  (ofPseudomalacoceros Czerniavsky, 1881) Czerniavsky, V. (1881). Materialia ad zoographiam Ponticam comparatam. Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou (= Byulletin' Moskovskogo obshchestva ispytatelei prirody). 56(2): 338-420, 1 plate., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/128933#page/406/mode/1up
page(s): 361 [details]   

original description  (ofScolecolepis Malmgren, 1867) Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13358
page(s): 90; note: Malmgren does not use Blainville's spelling of Scolelepis, nor indicate the spelling is different from in Blainville. [details]   

original description  (ofNerine Johnston, 1838) Johnston, George 1838. Miscellanea Zoologica Ariciadae. Magazine of Zoology and Botany, Edinburgh, 2: 63-73,plates2., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/magazinezoology01johngoog
page(s): 68 [details]   

original description  (ofNerinides Mesnil, 1896) Mesnil, Félix. (1896). Études de morphologie externe chez les Annélides. I. Les Spionidiens des côtes de la Manche. Bulletin Scientifique de la France et de la Belgique. 29: 110-287, plates VII-XV., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10726590
page(s): 152 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofAsetocalamyzas Tzetlin, 1985) Tzetlin, Alexander B. 1985. [Asetocalamyzas laonicola gen. et sp.n., a new ectoparasitic polychaete from the White Sea]. Zoologicheskii zhurnal, 64(2): 296-298. [details]   

original description  (ofAonis sensu Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 [Not Savigny, 1822]) Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. 1833. Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris, sér. 1, 29: 388-412., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6044961
page(s): 400 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofPseudonerine Augener, 1926) Augener, H. 1926. Papers from Dr. Th. Mortensen's Pacific Expedition 1914-16. XXXIV. Polychaeta III. Polychaeten von Neuseeland. II. Sedentaria. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk naturhistorisk Forening i Köbenhavn, 81: 157-294. [details]   

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., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Bellan, Gerard. (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. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Sedentaria] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. 459–842., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

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. [details]   

identification resource Zhou, J.; Ji, W.; Li, X. 2009. A new species of Scolelepis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from sandy beaches in China, with a review of Chinese Scolelepis species. Zootaxa 2236: 37–49
page(s): 38; note: Key to species of China [details]   

identification resource Delgado-Blas, Víctor Hugo. (2006). Partial revision of Scolelepis (Polychaeta : Spionidae) from the Grand Caribbean Region, with the description of two new species and a key to species recorded in the area. Contributions to Zoology. 75(1-2): 75-97., available online at http://dpc.uba.uva.nl/ctz/vol75/nr01/art03
page(s): 76; note: Key to Scolelepis from the Grand Caribbean Region [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofScolepis [auctt.]) Bellan, Gerard. (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. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofPseudomalacoceros Czerniavsky, 1881) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPseudomalacoceros Czerniavsky, 1881) Foster, N.M. (1971). Spionidae (Polychaeta) of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands. 36(129): 1-183., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/506046 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPseudomalacoceros Czerniavsky, 1881) Maciolek, Nancy J. 1987. New species and records of Scolelepis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from the east coast of North America, with a review of the subgenera. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, 7: 16-40. [details]   

additional source  (ofScolecolepis Malmgren, 1867) 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., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf
page(s): 26; note: Identified as a misspelling of Scolelepis [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofScolecolepis Malmgren, 1867) 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., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source  (ofScolecolepis Malmgren, 1867) Agassiz, L., 1846. Nomenclatoris Zoologici Index Universalis, continens nomina systematica classium, ordinum, familiarum et generum animalium omnium, tam viventium quam fossilium, secundum ordinem alphabeticum unicum disposita, adjectis homonymus plantarum nec non variis adnotationibus et emendationibus: i-x, 1-1135. Soloduri. : Sumptibus Jent et Gassman, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33664307 [details]   

basis of record  (ofNerine Johnston, 1838) 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., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNerine Johnston, 1838) 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., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

status source  (ofNerine Johnston, 1838) Pettibone, Marian H. (1963). Revision of some genera of polychaete worms of the family Spionidae, including the description of a new species of Scolelepis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 89-104., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34604970
page(s): 91 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source  (ofNerine Johnston, 1838) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1843). Description de quelques espèces nouvelles d'annélides errantes recueillies sur les côtes de la Manche. Magasin de Zoologie, d'Anatomie Comparée et de Palaeontologie, Paris. Série 2, 5: 1-16, plates I-III., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41155346
page(s): 9 [details]   

basis of record  (ofNerinides Mesnil, 1896) Dauvin, J.-C.; Dewarumez, J.-M.; Gentil, F. (2003). Liste actualisée des espèces d’Annélides Polychètes présentes en Manche [An up to date list of polychaetous annelids from the English Channel]. Cahiers de Biologie Marine. 44(1): 67-95., available online at http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/sites/www.sb-roscoff.fr/files/documents/station-biologique-roscoff-dauvinal2003-3835.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofNerinides Mesnil, 1896) Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPseudonerine Augener, 1926) Pettibone, Marian H. (1963). Revision of some genera of polychaete worms of the family Spionidae, including the description of a new species of Scolelepis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 89-104., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34604970 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofAonis sensu Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 [Not Savigny, 1822]) Malmgren, A.J. (1867). Annulata Polychaeta Spetsbergiæ, Grœnlandiæ, Islandiæ et Scandinaviæ. Hactenus Cognita. Ex Officina Frenckelliana, Helsingforslæ. 127 pp. & XIV plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13358
page(s): 89; note: To Nerine [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAsetocalamyzas Tzetlin, 1985) Vortsepneva, Elena; Tzetlin, Alexander; Purschke, Gunter; Mugue, Nikolai; Hass-Cordes, Eva ; Zhadan, Anna. 2008. The parasitic polychaete known as Asetocalamyzas laonicola (Calamyzidae) is in fact the dwarf male of the spionid Scolelepis laonicola (comb. nov.). Invertebrate Biology 127(4): 403–416. , available online at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1744-7410.2008.00137.x [details]   

additional source  (ofNerinides Mesnil, 1896) Pettibone, Marian H. (1963). Revision of some genera of polychaete worms of the family Spionidae, including the description of a new species of Scolelepis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 76: 89-104., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34604970 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Etymology Not stated. The generic named seems to be composed by the Greek words scole, meaning 'worm', and lepis, meaning 'scale' or 'flake', and presumably makes reference to the scales originally described as being present on the type species of the genus, Lumbricus squamatus Müller, 1806, and corresponding in fact to the dorsal lamellae fused with the branchiae. [details]

Grammatical gender Scolelepis appears to be feminine as treated by Blainville originally (modifying 'squamosus' [sic] to 'squamosa' [sic]), and the code in Art. 30 provides guidance, giving -lepis as an example among parts of a name from Greek to be treated as feminine. Whereas Scolex (a worm) is masculine in Latin. [details]

Spelling Various misspellings have entered the literature. Hartman catalogue reports Scolecolepis, Scolecolipis, Scolicolepis. There is also Scolepis, and apparently (not seen) Scololepis from Holly (1938).  [details]

Type species Type species Lumbricus squamatus O.F. Müller 1776, by monotypy but Blainville misreported the name as L. 'squamosus' [sic]. [details]