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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis Blainville, 1828 
AphiaID: 129623

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbricus squamatus Müller, 1806 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae Grube, 1850
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis Blainville, 1828
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAonis sensu Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 [Not Savigny, 1822] (misapplication of Savigny's genus for Nereis caeca (Nephtyidae))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsetocalamyzas Tzetlin, 1985 (dwarf male of a spionid, not a parasitic syllid as originally described)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNerine Johnston, 1838 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNerinides Mesnil, 1896 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudomalacoceros Czerniavsky, 1881 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecolepis Malmgren, 1867 (unjustified spelling emendation of Scolelepis Blainville, 1828)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolepis [auctt.] (misspelling)
Sources  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]

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, V. H. (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]

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 Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) Maciolek, 1987
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) bousfieldi Pettibone, 1963
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) carrascoi Maciolek, 1986
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) geniculata Imajima, 1992
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) gilchristi (Day, 1961)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) papillosa (Okuda, 1937)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) quinquedentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) texana Foster, 1971
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) towra Blake & Kudenov, 1978
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) tridentata (Southern, 1914)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) yamaguchii (Imajima, 1959)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964
Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) Blainville, 1828
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) acuta (Treadwell, 1914)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) aitutakii Gibbs, 1972
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) andradei Delgado-Blas, Diaz & Linero-Arana, 2010
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) angulata Zhou, 2014
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) balihaiensis Hartmann-Schröder, 1979
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) bifida Hutchings & Turvey, 1984
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) blakei Hartmann-Schröder, 1980
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) branchia Imajima, 1992
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) brevibranchia Hartmann-Schröder, 1991
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) cantabra (Rioja, 1918)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) crenulata Hartmann-Schröder, 1991
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) daphoinos Zhou, Ji & Li, 2009
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) denmarkensis Hartmann-Schröder, 1983
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) dicha Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) edmondsi Hutchings & Turvey, 1984
» Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) eltaninae Blake, 1983
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) inversa Meißner & Götting, 2015
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) kudenovi Hartmann-Schröder, 1981
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) laciniata Eibye-Jacobsen, 1997
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) lighti Delgado-Blas, 2006
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) lingulata Imajima, 1992
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) magnus Ozolinsh, 1990
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) neglecta Surugiu, 2016
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) pettiboneae Maciolek, 1986
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) planata Imajima, 1992
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) quadridentata Maciolek, 1986
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) sagittaria Imajima, 1992
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) variegata Imajima, 1992
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) vossae Delgado-Blas, 2006
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) westoni Maciolek, 1986
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) texana Foster, 1971 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) texana Foster, 1971
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis agilis (Verrill, 1873)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis alaskensis (Treadwell, 1914)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis alisonae Williams, 2007
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis anakenae Rozbaczylo & Castilla, 1988
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis antipoda (Augener, 1926)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis blakei Carrasco, 1981
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis bonnieri (Mesnil, 1896)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis bullibranchia Rossi, 1982
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis burkovskii Sikorski, 1994
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis carunculata Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis chilensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis finmarchicus Sikorski & Pavlova, 2015
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis gaucha (Orensanz & Gianuca, 1974)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis goodbodyi (Jones, 1962)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis hutchingsae Dauer, 1985
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis knightjonesi (Silva, 1961)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis korsuni Sikorski, 1994
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis lamellata (McIntosh, 1909)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis lamellicincta Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis laonicola (Tzetlin, 1985)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis lefebvrei (Gravier, 1905)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis longirostris (Quatrefages, 1843)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis magnicornuta Williams, 2007
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis marionis Branch, 1998
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis minuta (Treadwell, 1939)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis occipitalis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis oligobranchia (Chlebovitsch, 1959)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis perrieri (Fauvel, 1902)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis phyllobranchia Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis precirriseta Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis towra Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis vazaha Eibye-Jacobsen & Soares, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis victoriensis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis villosivaina Williams, 2007
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis viridis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis vulgaris (Johnston, 1827)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis williami (de Silva, 1961)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis acuta (Treadwell, 1914) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) acuta (Treadwell, 1914) (alternate representation, to nominal subgenus )
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis eltaninae Blake, 1983 represented as Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) eltaninae Blake, 1983 (alternate representation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (alternate representation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998 (alternate representation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis quinquedentata (Blake, 1983) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) quinquedentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965) (alternate representation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis squamata (Müller, 1806) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806) (alternate representation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis texana Foster, 1971 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) texana Foster, 1971 (alternate representation)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis tridentata (Southern, 1914) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) tridentata (Southern, 1914) (alternate representation)

Subgenus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Nerinides) (Mesnil, 1896) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) Blainville, 1828
  » Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Nerinides) edmondsi Hutchings & Turvey, 1984 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) edmondsi Hutchings & Turvey, 1984 (alternate representation)
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Nerinides) bousfieldi Pettibone, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Parascolelepis) bousfieldi Pettibone, 1963
» Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Nerinides) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis ciliata (Keferstein, 1862) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacoceros tetracerus (Schmarda, 1861)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis derjugini Uschakov, 1948 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacoceros derjugini (Uschakov, 1948)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis foliosus [auct.] accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis fuliginosa (Claparède, 1870) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacoceros fuliginosus (Claparède, 1870)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis girardi (Quatrefages, 1843) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacoceros girardi Quatrefages, 1843
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis indica Fauvel, 1928 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis lefebrei [auct. misspelling] accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis lefebvrei (Gravier, 1905)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis matsugae Sikorski, 1994 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis laonicola (Tzetlin, 1985)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis mesnili (Bellan & Lagardère, 1971) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis murmanica Zachs in Uschakov, 1948 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacoceros tetracerus (Schmarda, 1861)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis squamatus [auct.] accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface feeder [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrammatical 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType species Type species Lumbricus squamatus O.F. Müller 1776, by monotypy but Blainville misreported the name as L. 'squamosus' [sic]. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129623
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-02-11 21:51:17Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-04-02 22:03:52Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G.; Bellan, G. (2016). Scolelepis Blainville, 1828. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129623 on 2016-09-29
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