WoRMS taxon details

Syllis Lamarck, 1818

129680  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129680)

accepted
Genus
Species Syllis aciculigrossa (San Martín, 1990)
Species Syllis adamantea (Treadwell, 1914)
Species Syllis albae Álvarez-Campos & Verdes, 2017
Species Syllis albanyensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1984)
Species Syllis alosae San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis alternata Moore, 1908
Species Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
Species Syllis amicarmillaris Simon, San Martín & Robinson, 2014
Species Syllis anoculata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis antoniae Salcedo Oropeza, San Martín & Solís-Weiss, 2012
Species Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis augeneri Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis barbata San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis bella Chamberlin, 1919
Species Syllis beneliahuae (Campoy & Alquézar, 1982)
Species Syllis benguellana Day, 1963
Species Syllis boggemanni San Martín, Álvarez-Campos & Hutchings, 2017
Species Syllis botosaneanui (Hartmann-Schröder, 1973)
Species Syllis brasiliensis McIntosh, 1885
Species Syllis breviarticulata Grube, 1857
Species Syllis brevicirrata McIntosh, 1908
Species Syllis brevicirris Hansen, 1882
Species Syllis broomensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1979)
Species Syllis caeca Monro, 1933
Species Syllis castroviejoi Capa, San Martín & López, 2001
Species Syllis cerina Grube, 1878
Species Syllis cirrita Lee & Rho, 1994
Species Syllis columbretensis (Campoy, 1982)
Species Syllis compacta Gravier, 1900
Species Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900
Species Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843
Species Syllis crassicirrata (Treadwell, 1925)
Species Syllis cruzi Núñez & San Martín, 1991
Species Syllis curticirris Monro, 1937
Species Syllis danieli San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis deleoni Salcedo Oropeza, San Martín & Solís-Weiss, 2012
Species Syllis edensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1989)
Species Syllis elongata (Johnson, 1901)
Species Syllis ergeni Çinar, 2005
Species Syllis erikae (Hartmann-Schröder, 1981)
Species Syllis fasciata Malmgren, 1867
Species Syllis ferrani Alós & San Martín, 1987
Species Syllis filidentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis garciai (Campoy, 1982)
Species Syllis gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis gerundensis (Alós & Campoy, 1981)
Species Syllis glandulata Nogueira & San Martín, 2002
Species Syllis glarearia (Westheide, 1974)
Species Syllis golfonovensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis guidae Nogueira & Yunda-Guarin, 2008
Species Syllis heterochaeta Moore, 1909
Species Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863
Species Syllis hyllebergi (Licher, 1999)
Species Syllis joaoi San Martín, Álvarez-Campos & Hutchings, 2017
Species Syllis jorgei San Martín & López, 2000
Species Syllis kabilica Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Species Syllis karlae San Martín, Álvarez-Campos & Hutchings, 2017
Species Syllis kas Lucas, Sikorski & San Martín, 2018
Species Syllis komodoensis Aguado, San Martín & ten Hove, 2008
Species Syllis krohnii Ehlers, 1864
Species Syllis lagunae Tovar-Hernández, Hernández-Alcántara & Solís-Weiss, 2008
Species Syllis latifrons Grube, 1857
Species Syllis licheri Ravara, San Martín & Moreira, 2004
Species Syllis limbata Grube, 1880
Species Syllis longesegmentata Grube, 1857
Species Syllis lunaris (Imajima, 1966)
Species Syllis lutea (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis luteoides (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis macroceras Grube, 1857
Species Syllis macrodentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1982)
Species Syllis magdalena Wesenberg-Lund, 1962
Species Syllis magnapalpa (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
Species Syllis marceloi San Martín, Álvarez-Campos & Hutchings, 2017
Species Syllis marugani Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2006
Species Syllis maryae San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis mauretanica (Licher, 1999)
Species Syllis mayeri Musco & Giangrande, 2005
Species Syllis mercedesae Lucas, San Martín & Parapar, 2012
Species Syllis mexicana (Rioja, 1960)
Species Syllis microoculata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
Species Syllis monilaris Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
Species Syllis mytilorum Studer, 1889
Species Syllis nigra Augener, 1925
Species Syllis nigrescens Grube, 1878
Species Syllis nigricirris Grube, 1863
Species Syllis nigriscens Grube, 1878
Species Syllis nigropunctata Haswell, 1886
Species Syllis notocera Ehlers, 1905
Species Syllis nuchalis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis obscura Grube, 1857
Species Syllis onkylochaeta Hartmann-Schröder, 1991
Species Syllis ortizi San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis parapari San Martín & López, 2000
Species Syllis parturiens Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis pectinans Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis picta (Kinberg, 1866)
Species Syllis pigmentata (Chamberlin, 1919)
Species Syllis pilosa Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008
Species Syllis pontxioi San Martín & López, 2000
Species Syllis profunda Cognetti, 1955
Species Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis prolixa Ehlers, 1901
Species Syllis pseudoarmillaris Nogueira & San Martín, 2002
Species Syllis pulvinata (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis quadrifasciata Fischli, 1900
Species Syllis quaternaria Moore, 1906
Species Syllis ramosa McIntosh, 1879
Species Syllis riojai (San Martín, 1990)
Species Syllis robertianae McIntosh, 1885
Species Syllis rosea (Langerhans, 1879)
Species Syllis rubicunda Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008
Species Syllis rudolphi Delle Chiaje, 1841
Species Syllis schulzi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis sclerolaema Ehlers, 1901
Species Syllis setoensis (Imajima, 1966)
Species Syllis sol San Martín, 2004
Species Syllis stenura Blanchard in Gay, 1849
Species Syllis tamarae Álvarez-Campos & Verdes, 2017
Species Syllis tiedemanni Delle Chiaje, 1841
Species Syllis torquata Marion & Bobretzky, 1875
Species Syllis tripantu Álvarez-Campos & Verdes, 2017
Species Syllis truncata Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis tyrrhena (Licher & Kuper, 1998)
Species Syllis umbricolor Grube, 1878
Species Syllis unzima Simon, San Martín & Robinson, 2014
Species Syllis valida Grube, 1857
Species Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
Species Syllis villenai Aguado, San Martín & ten Hove, 2008
Species Syllis violacea Grube, 1870
Species Syllis vittata Grube, 1840
Species Syllis vivipara Krohn, 1869
Species Syllis warrnamboolensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1987)
Species Syllis westheidei San Martín, 1984
Species Syllis yallingupensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1982)
Species Syllis ypsiloides Aguado, San Martín & ten Hove, 2008

Species Syllis caeca (Katzmann, 1973) (taxon inquirendum, unreplaced junior secondary homonym to Syllis caeca Monro, 1933)
Species Syllis elongata Day, 1949 (taxon inquirendum, unreplaced junior secondary homonym to Syllis elongata (Johnson, 1901))

Species Syllis abyssicola Ehlers, 1874 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis atlantica Cognetti, 1960 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis bacilligera Claparède, 1868 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis biocula (Czerniavsky, 1881) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis brevicollis Ehlers, 1874 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis brevis Schmarda, 1861 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis californica Kinberg, 1866 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis ciliata Mecznicow, 1865 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis czerniavskyi (Czerniavsky, 1881) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis diplodonta (Schmarda, 1861) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis erythropis Grube, 1878 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis eximia Malm, 1874 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis fissipara Krohn, 1852 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861 (nomen dubium, juvenile Eunicida; not Syllidae)
Species Syllis incisa (O. Fabricius, 1780) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis lycochaetus Grube, 1878 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis macroura Schmarda, 1861 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis maculosa Milne Edwards, 1845 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis moniliformis Savigny, 1822 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis nepiotoca (Caullery & Mesnil, 1916) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis oerstedi (Malmgren, 1867) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis pontica (Czerniavsky, 1881) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis punctulata Haswell, 1920 accepted as Syllis (Typosyllis) punctulata Haswell, 1920 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis remex Chamberlin, 1919 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis sexoculata Ehlers, 1864 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis singulisetis Grube, 1878 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis solida Grube, 1878 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis violaceoflava Grube, 1878 (nomen dubium)

Subgenus Syllis (Ehlersia) Quatrefages, 1865 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) hyperioni Dorsey & Phillips, 1987
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) aesthetica Saint-Joseph, 1887 accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) anops Ehlers, 1897 accepted as Typosyllis anops (Ehlers, 1897) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) cornuta Rathke, 1843 accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843 (synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) exigua Verrill, 1900 accepted as Langerhansia exigua (Verrill, 1900)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) ferruginea (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) heterochaeta Moore, 1909 accepted as Syllis heterochaeta Moore, 1909 (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) hyperiona Dorsey & Phillips, 1987 accepted as Syllis (Ehlersia) hyperioni Dorsey & Phillips, 1987 (misspelling)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) nitida Verrill, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Ehlersia) simplex (Langerhans, 1879) accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
Subgenus Syllis (Haplosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 accepted as Haplosyllis Langerhans, 1879 (rank upgrade to genus)
  » Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) aberrans Fauvel, 1939 accepted as Haplosyllides aberrans (Fauvel, 1939) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) cratericola Buzhinskaya, 1990 accepted as Haplosyllis cratericola (Buzhinskaja, 1990) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) depressa accepted as Haplosyllis depressa Augener, 1913 accepted as Trypanobia depressa (Augener, 1913)
  » Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) djiboutiensis Gravier, 1900 accepted as Haplosyllis djiboutiensis (Gravier, 1900) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) hamata Claparède, 1868 accepted as Haplosyllis spongicola (Grube, 1855)
  » Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) spongicola Grube, 1855 accepted as Haplosyllis spongicola (Grube, 1855)
  » Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) trifalcata Day, 1960 accepted as Haplosyllis trifalcata (Day, 1960) (superseded original combination)
Subgenus Syllis (Langerhansia) Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818
Subgenus Syllis (Syllides) Örsted, 1845 accepted as Syllides Örsted, 1845 (erection at genus level)
Subgenus Syllis (Syllis) Lamarck, 1818 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818
Subgenus Syllis (Typosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) filiformis Rullier, 1972 (nomen dubium)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) punctulata Haswell, 1920 (nomen dubium)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) alternata (Moore, 1908) accepted as Syllis alternata Moore, 1908
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) alternosetosa Saint Joseph, 1887 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) amica Quatrefages, 1866 accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) annularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Typosyllis annularis (Verrill, 1900) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) attenuata Knox, 1960 accepted as Typosyllis attenuata (Knox, 1960) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) augeneri Haswell, 1920 accepted as Syllis augeneri Haswell, 1920 (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) bilineata Zachs, 1933 accepted as Typosyllis armillaris bilineata (Zachs, 1933) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) bouvieri Gravier, 1900 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) capensis McIntosh, 1885 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) catenula Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) cincinnata Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) cirropunctata Michel, 1909 accepted as Branchiosyllis cirropunctata (Michel, 1909) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) compacta Gravier, 1900 accepted as Syllis compacta Gravier, 1900
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) corallicoides Augener, 1922 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) corallicola Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) corallicoloides Augener, 1922 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) cornuta Rathke, 1843 accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) corruscans (Haswell, 1886) accepted as Megasyllis corruscans (Haswell, 1886) (superseded recombination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) coruscans Haswell, 1886 accepted as Megasyllis corruscans (Haswell, 1886) (superseded recombination, also misspelling)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) decorus Chlebovitsch, 1961 accepted as Typosyllis adamanteus (Treadwell, 1914) accepted as Syllis adamantea (Treadwell, 1914) (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) diplomorpha Verrill, 1900 accepted as Typosyllis diplomorpha (Verrill, 1900) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) exilis Gravier, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) fasciata Malmgren, 1867 accepted as Syllis fasciata Malmgren, 1867
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) fuscosuturata Augener, 1922 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) accepted as Syllis gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) gerundensis (Alós & Campoy, 1981) accepted as Syllis gerundensis (Alós & Campoy, 1981)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) golfonovensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962) accepted as Syllis golfonovensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) grandigularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis grandigularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (subjective synonym; alternate representation)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) harti (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938) accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) hyalina Grube, 1863 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863 (superseded alternate representation)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) krohni Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Syllis krohnii Ehlers, 1864 (superseded alternate representation; incorrect subsequent spelling)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) krohnii Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Syllis krohnii Ehlers, 1864 (superseded alternate representation of original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) kurilensis Chlebovitsch, 1959 accepted as Typosyllis adamanteus kurilensis (Chlebovitsch, 1959) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) lunaris (Imajima, 1966) accepted as Typosyllis lunaris Imajima, 1966 accepted as Syllis lunaris (Imajima, 1966) (superseded recombination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) lunaroides Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis lutea (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) magnipectinis Storch, 1967 accepted as Typosyllis magnipectinis (Storch, 1967) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) melanopharyngea Augener, 1918 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) parturiens Haswell, 1920 accepted as Syllis parturiens Haswell, 1920 (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) pectinans Haswell, 1920 accepted as Syllis pectinans Haswell, 1920 (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) plessisi Rullier, 1972 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) prolifera Krohn, 1852 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) pulvinata (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Syllis pulvinata (Langerhans, 1881)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) regulata accepted as Typosyllis (Typosyllis) regulata Imajima, 1966
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) safrieli Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis lutea (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) schulzi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) accepted as Syllis schulzi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) stewarti (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1942) accepted as Typosyllis adamanteus (Treadwell, 1914) accepted as Syllis adamantea (Treadwell, 1914)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) tigrinoides Augener, 1922 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) torquata Marion & Bobretzky, 1875 accepted as Syllis torquata Marion & Bobretzky, 1875
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) tortugaensis Augener, 1922 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) tristanensis Day, 1954 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863 (subjective synonym; alternate representation)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) truncata Haswell, 1920 accepted as Syllis truncata Haswell, 1920
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) uschakovi Chlebovitsch, 1959 accepted as Parasphaerosyllis uschakovi (Chlebovitsch, 1959) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) variegata Grube, 1860 accepted as Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) verruculosa Augener, 1913 accepted as Branchiosyllis verruculosa (Augener, 1913) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) vittata Grube, 1840 accepted as Syllis vittata Grube, 1840
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) vivipara Krohn, 1869 accepted as Syllis vivipara Krohn, 1869
  » Species Syllis (Typosyllis) zonata (Haswell, 1833) accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis aesthetica Saint Joseph, 1887 accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
Species Syllis alternosetosa Saint Joseph, 1886 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis amata Cognetti, 1957 accepted as Haplosyllis spongicola hamata (Claparède, 1868)
Species Syllis armandi Claparède, 1864 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis armoricana Claparède, 1863 accepted as Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
Species Syllis aurantiaca Claparède, 1868 accepted as Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
Species Syllis aurita Claparède, 1864 accepted as Syllis vittata Grube, 1840 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis beneliahui (Campoy & Alquézar, 1982) accepted as Syllis beneliahuae (Campoy & Alquézar, 1982)
Species Syllis binocula (Czerniavsky, 1881) accepted as Syllis biocula (Czerniavsky, 1881)
Species Syllis borealis Malmgren, 1867 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863
Species Syllis bouvieri Gravier, 1900 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis brachychaeta Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis brachycirris Grube, 1857 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis brachycola Ehlers, 1897 accepted as Syllis valida Grube, 1857 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis brevicornis Grube, 1863 accepted as Odontosyllis gibba Claparède, 1863
Species Syllis brevipennis (Grube, 1863) accepted as Trypanosyllis (Trypanosyllis) coeliaca Claparède, 1868
Species Syllis buchholziana Grube, 1877 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis buskii McIntosh, 1908 accepted as Syllis vittata Grube, 1840
Species Syllis capensis McIntosh, 1885 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis catenula Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900
Species Syllis cincinnata Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis (Typosyllis) cincinnata Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (alternate representation)
Species Syllis cirropunctata Michel, 1909 accepted as Branchiosyllis cirropunctata (Michel, 1909) (superseded alternate representation)
Species Syllis clavata Claparède, 1863 accepted as Salvatoria clavata (Claparède, 1863)
Species Syllis closterobranchia Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis complanata Treadwell, 1901 accepted as Typosyllis complanata (Treadwell, 1901) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis corallicoloides Augener, 1922 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900
Species Syllis corruscans Haswell, 1886 accepted as Megasyllis corruscans (Haswell, 1886) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis crassicornis Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis cucullata McIntosh, 1908 accepted as Odontosyllis cucullata (McIntosh, 1908)
Species Syllis cunninghami McIntosh, 1908 accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
Species Syllis danica Quatrefages, 1866 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis divaricata Keferstein, 1862 accepted as Nudisyllis divaricata (Keferstein, 1862) (subsequent combination)
Species Syllis edentatus accepted as Syllides edentatus Westheide, 1974 (lapsus calami)
Species Syllis exiliformis Imajima, 2003 accepted as Alcyonosyllis exiliformis (Imajima, 2003) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis exilis Gravier, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (superseded alternate representation of original combination)
Species Syllis fabricii Malmgren, 1867 accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843
Species Syllis ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881) (basionym)
Species Syllis ferruginea (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis fiumensis Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis flaccida Grube, 1878 accepted as Opisthosyllis flaccida (Grube, 1878) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis fluminensis Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis fragilis Webster, 1879 accepted as Eusyllis fragilis (Webster, 1879) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis fulgurans Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 accepted as Odontosyllis fulgurans (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis fuscosuturata (Augener, 1922) accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (superseded recombination)
Species Syllis garciae (Campoy, 1982) accepted as Syllis garciai (Campoy, 1982)
Species Syllis gigantea McIntosh, 1885 accepted as Trypanedenta gigantea (McIntosh, 1885) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis golfonovoensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962) accepted as Syllis golfonovensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962) (lapsus calami)
Species Syllis gracilis Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Typosyllis anops (Ehlers, 1897) (subjective synonym; junior primary homonym of another species)
Species Syllis grandigularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis hamata Claparède, 1868 accepted as Haplosyllis spongicola (Grube, 1855)
Species Syllis harti Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938 accepted as Typosyllis harti (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis hexagonifera Claparède, 1864 accepted as Syllis variegata Grube, 1860 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis hialina Grube, 1863 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863
Species Syllis inflata Marenzeller, 1879 accepted as Megasyllis inflata (Marenzeller, 1879) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis jugularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis kabilika Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis kabilica Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (lapsus calami)
Species Syllis katzmanni (Katzmann, 1973) accepted as Syllis caeca (Katzmann, 1973)
Species Syllis kinbergiana Haswell, 1886 accepted as Megasyllis inflata (Marenzeller, 1879) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis krohni Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Syllis krohnii Ehlers, 1864 (incorrect subsequent spelling)
Species Syllis lineata Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis longicirrata Örsted, 1845 accepted as Syllides longocirratus (Örsted, 1845)
Species Syllis longifilis Ehlers, 1901 accepted as Syllis prolixa Ehlers, 1901 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis longiseta Gosse, 1855 accepted as Exogone naidina Örsted, 1845 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis longissima Gravier, 1900 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis longocirrata Örsted, 1845 accepted as Syllides longocirratus (Örsted, 1845)
Species Syllis luguei San Martín, 1984 accepted as Syllis gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis luquei San Martín, 1984 accepted as Syllis gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis lussinensis Grube, 1863 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis macrocola Marenzeller, 1874 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863
Species Syllis macrophthalma (Johnston, 1840) accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis mediterranea Ben-Eliahu, 1977 accepted as Syllis pulvinata (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis mixtosetosa Bobretzky, 1870 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis multiannulata Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008 accepted as Megasyllis multiannulata (Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis navicellidens Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis neglecta Grube, 1870 accepted as Opisthosyllis neglecta (Grube, 1870) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis nepiotosa (Caullery & Mesnil, 1916) accepted as Syllis nepiotoca (Caullery & Mesnil, 1916) (lapsus calami; misspelling of nepiotoca)
Species Syllis nidarosiensis Bidenkap, 1907 accepted as Syllis nidrosiensis Bidenkap, 1907 accepted as Pionosyllis nidrosiensis (Bidenkap, 1907) (Spelling variation)
Species Syllis nidrosiensis Bidenkap, 1907 accepted as Pionosyllis nidrosiensis (Bidenkap, 1907) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis nigrans Bobretzky, 1870 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis nigropharyngea Day, 1951 accepted as Syllis vittata Grube, 1840
Species Syllis nigrovittata Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis nigro-vittata Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis normannica Claparède, 1863 accepted as Nudisyllis divaricata (Keferstein, 1862)
Species Syllis oblonga Keferstein, 1862 accepted as Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
Species Syllis ochracea Marenzeller, 1875 accepted as Syllides fulvus (Marion & Bobretzky, 1875)
Species Syllis okadai Fauvel, 1934 accepted as Typosyllis okadai (Fauvel, 1934) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis oligochaeta Bobretzky, 1870 accepted as Haplosyllis spongicola (Grube, 1855)
Species Syllis palifica Ehlers, 1901 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis pallida Verrill, 1875 accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis pellucida Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis picta Grube, 1870 accepted as Syllis violacea Grube, 1870 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis polycera Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Odontosyllis polycera (Schmarda, 1861) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis pulchra Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis pulligera Krohn, 1852 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis quadridentata Czerniavsky, 1881 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis rubra Grube, 1857 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis rudolphiana Delle Chiaje, 1841 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis sardai San Martín, 1992 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis scabra Ehlers, 1864 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis schmardiana Haswell, 1886 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis setubalensis McIntosh, 1885 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis simillima Claparède, 1864 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis spenceri Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis spongicola Grube, 1855 (unaccepted, basionym)
Species Syllis spongiphila Verrill, 1885 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis stewarti Berkeley & Berkeley, 1941 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis streptocephala Grube, 1857 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis syllisformis (Schmarda, 1861) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis taeniaeformis Haswell, 1886 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis tigrina Rathke, 1843 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis tortugaensis (Augener, 1922) (unaccepted, superseded recombination)
Species Syllis tristanensis Day, 1954 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis truncata-criptica Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis truncata-cryptica Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis tubifex Gosse, 1855 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis uncinigera Grube, 1878 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis vancaurica Grube, 1868 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis varlegata Grube, 1860 (unaccepted, lapsus calami)
Species Syllis velox Bobretzky, 1870 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis zebra Grube, 1860 (unaccepted, basionym)
Species Syllis zonata (Haswell, 1833) (unaccepted)
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Lamarck, Jean Baptiste de. (1818). [USE FOR POLYCHAETA = Vol. 5. Annelides of ...] Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, préséntant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; precedes d'une Introduction offrant la determination des caracteres essentiels de l`Animal, sa distinction du vegetal et desautres corps naturels, enfin, l'Exposition des Principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie]. Paris, Deterville, 612 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12886879
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Note Type species S. monilaris Savigny 1818 in...  
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Type species Type species S. monilaris Savigny 1818 in Fauchald,1977. [details]
Etymology Syllis, also known as Hyllis, is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, being daughter of Hyllus and Iole, and mother of...  
Etymology Syllis, also known as Hyllis, is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, being daughter of Hyllus and Iole, and mother of Zeuxippus by Apollo.  [details]

Taxonomy San Martin (1992) included these genera as junior synonyms in Syllis: Ioida Johnston, 1840, Lalage F. Muller, 1858,...  
Taxonomy San Martin (1992) included these genera as junior synonyms in Syllis: Ioida Johnston, 1840, Lalage F. Muller, 1858, Trichosyllis Schmarda, 1861, Gnatosyllis Schmarda, 1861, Aporosyllis Quatrefages, 1865, Pagenstecheria Quatrefages, 1865, Chaetosyllis Malmgren, 1867, Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879, Ehlersia Quatrefages, 1865 (in part), Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881, Thoe Kinberg, 1866.
San Martin (1992:169) also stated: "Syllis is one of most difficult genera taxonomically of the Syllidae due to: the great diversity of the genus, with a large number of described species, the lack of good and detailed descriptions following uniform patterns, the lack of revisionary studies and redescriptions of old species, and the confusion existing in the generic nomenclature. As a result, Syllis is a genus with problems of nomenclature, with many described species and, for the most part, the descriptions are inadequate and incomplete. According to Campoy (1982), most of the described species are actually indeterminable.
Syllis was created by Savigny (1818, in Lamarck) [But see authority note]. Langerhans (1879) split the genus into four subgenera: Haplosyllis Langerhans, with only simple setae; Typosyllis Langerhans, with compound falcigers; Syllis Savigny in Lamarck, with some thick simple setae, together with compound falcigers; and Ehlersia Quatrefages, with spinigerous setae (see below) and falcigers. Fauvel (1923) adopted the division by Langerhans; followed by Bellan (1964), Amoureux (1972a; 1972b); Haswell (1920); Peres (1954); Rullier (1963; 1972); Uschakov (1955). Many others considered each subgenus as a true genus, as Rioja (1962, and other papers); Laubier (1966); Westheide (1974) and Fauchald (1977a). Hartman (1959) proposed the change of Ehlersia ex. auct. to Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881; however, not all authors followed this proposal; many authors continued using the name Ehlersia and others used Langerhansia, either as a genus or as a subgenus.
The following authorities used the genus Syllis divided into four subgenera (Haplosyllis, Syllis, Langerhansia and Typosyllis): Cantone (1976); Day (1967; 1973); Gardiner (1976); Hartman (1959; 1969, and other papers); Imajima (1966) and Imajima and Hartman (1964). The following authorities used Haplosyllis, Syllis, Langerhansia and Typosyllis as true genera: Amoureux (1982); Amoureux et at (1978); George (1979) and Campoy (1982). Furthermore, many other authors used different combinations. Augener (1913; 1918); Rioja (1941); and Verrill (1900) used Haplosyllis as a genus, and Syllis split into three subgenera, Syllis, Typosyllis and Ehlersia. Ben-Eliahu (1977) used Langerhansia as a genus, and Haplosyllis, Typosyllis and Syllis as subgenera of Syllis. Berkeley and Berkeley (1938), Cognetti (1957) and Pettibone (1963) used the genus Syllis not divided into any subgenera. Berkeley and Berkeley (1948) accepted Ehlersia as a subgenus. Hartmann-Schröder (1965; 1971; 1979, and later), and Gillandt (1979), used three genera, Syllis, Haplosyllis and Typosyllis, the last one divided into two subgenera: Typosyllis and Langerhansia. Finally, Dorsey and Phillips (1987) discussed the problem between Typosyllis and Ehlersia, and they considered the most accurate difference the relative lengths of the setal appendages.
San Martin (1984) proposed Haplosyllis as a separate genus, with relatively little relation with Syllis. In my opinion, the division of Syllis into Typosyllis, Ehlersia or Langerhansia, and Syllis, both as subgenera or genera, is an artificial division and it has been followed for practical reasons more than scientific ones."
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Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Syllis Lamarck, 1818. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129680 on 2018-09-23
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original description  (ofEhlersia Quatrefages, 1865) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 2.. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
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original description  (ofLangerhansia 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
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original description  (ofTyposyllis Langerhans, 1879) Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
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original description  (ofLycastis Savigny, 1822) Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris. 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
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original description  (ofChaetosyllis 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
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original description  (ofIoida Johnston, 1840) Johnston, George. (1840). Miscellanea Zoologica. The British Nereides (2). [Continued from vol. iii p. 295]. Annals of Natural History or Magazine of Zoology, Botany and Geology, Series 1. 4: 224-232, plates VI-VII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/22975#page/238/mode/1up
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original description  (ofIsosyllis Ehlers, 1864) Ehlers, E. H. (1864). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18348#page/5/mode/1up
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original description  (ofSyllis (Typosyllis) Langerhans, 1879) Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
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original description  (ofTrichosyllis Schmarda, 1861) Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
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original description  (ofGnathosyllis Schmarda, 1861) Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 69 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofPagenstecheria Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 2.. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 40 [details]   

original description  (ofAporosyllis Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 2.. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
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original description  (ofEurymedusa Kinberg, 1866) Kinberg, J. G. H. 1865 [1866?]. Annulata Nova. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm 22(4): 239-258., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/253/mode/1up
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original description  (ofLaomedora Kinberg, 1866) Kinberg, J. G. H. 1865 [1866?]. Annulata Nova. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm 22(4): 239-258., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/253/mode/1up
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original description  (ofReductotyposyllis Hartmann-Schröder, 1974) Hartmann-Schröder, Gesa. (1974). Zur Kenntnis des Eulitorals der afrikanischen Westküste zwischen Angola und Kap der Guten Hoffnung und der afrikanischen Ostküste von Südafrika und Mocambique unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Polychaeten und Ostracoden. Teil II. Die Polychaeten des Untersuchungsgebietes. Mitteilungen des Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museums und Instituts. Ergänzungsband zu Band 69: 95-228.
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original description  (ofThoe Kinberg, 1866) Kinberg, J. G. H. 1865 [1866?]. Annulata Nova. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm 22(4): 239-258., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/253/mode/1up
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original description Lamarck, Jean Baptiste de. (1818). [USE FOR POLYCHAETA = Vol. 5. Annelides of ...] Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, préséntant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; precedes d'une Introduction offrant la determination des caracteres essentiels de l`Animal, sa distinction du vegetal et desautres corps naturels, enfin, l'Exposition des Principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie]. Paris, Deterville, 612 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12886879
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additional source Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris. 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
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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 San Martín, G. (2003). Annelida, Polychaeta II: Syllidae. In: Ramos MA et al. (eds) Fauna Iberica, Vol 21, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid. p 1-554. [details]   
 
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Authority The taxon authority has long erroneously included Savigny. However, this inclusion is a misguided practice intended to give Savigny credit, rather than apply the ICZN Code. It is true that Lamarck published the name based on the mention of Syllis monilaris in the unpublished Fauna de Egypte manuscripts (the "Sav.Mss" in Lamarck), but Lamarck's description of Syllis is solely his own work. As noted by Lucas & Holthuis (1975) in another context "nowhere in the "Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres" have we been able to find a statement to the effect that the annelid text is written by anyone else than Lamarck. All through the Annelid part Lamarck cites himself as "je," "moi," etc., while he refers to Savigny as " M . Savigny" whom he often criticizes and whose classification he does not adopt." A contrary view with extensive commentary and historical detail is presented by Álvarez-Campos, Gil & San Martín (2015: 318). These authors cite Code Article 50 (section 50.1.1) in support of their view. However, this section requires Savigny alone to be the author of the text, and this is demonstrably not the case. Due to circumstance, Savigny had no involvement in the composition of Lamarck's text, and the final version of Savigny's text published in 1822 refers back to Lamarck's work. It is unclear if the unpublished "Sav.Mss", are still extant at the Paris Museum for comparison, taxon by taxon to shed further light on the matter. [details]

Etymology Syllis, also known as Hyllis, is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, being daughter of Hyllus and Iole, and mother of Zeuxippus by Apollo.  [details]

Grammatical gender feminine. Syllis is a Greek female name [details]

Taxonomy San Martin (1992) included these genera as junior synonyms in Syllis: Ioida Johnston, 1840, Lalage F. Muller, 1858, Trichosyllis Schmarda, 1861, Gnatosyllis Schmarda, 1861, Aporosyllis Quatrefages, 1865, Pagenstecheria Quatrefages, 1865, Chaetosyllis Malmgren, 1867, Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879, Ehlersia Quatrefages, 1865 (in part), Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881, Thoe Kinberg, 1866.
San Martin (1992:169) also stated: "Syllis is one of most difficult genera taxonomically of the Syllidae due to: the great diversity of the genus, with a large number of described species, the lack of good and detailed descriptions following uniform patterns, the lack of revisionary studies and redescriptions of old species, and the confusion existing in the generic nomenclature. As a result, Syllis is a genus with problems of nomenclature, with many described species and, for the most part, the descriptions are inadequate and incomplete. According to Campoy (1982), most of the described species are actually indeterminable.
Syllis was created by Savigny (1818, in Lamarck) [But see authority note]. Langerhans (1879) split the genus into four subgenera: Haplosyllis Langerhans, with only simple setae; Typosyllis Langerhans, with compound falcigers; Syllis Savigny in Lamarck, with some thick simple setae, together with compound falcigers; and Ehlersia Quatrefages, with spinigerous setae (see below) and falcigers. Fauvel (1923) adopted the division by Langerhans; followed by Bellan (1964), Amoureux (1972a; 1972b); Haswell (1920); Peres (1954); Rullier (1963; 1972); Uschakov (1955). Many others considered each subgenus as a true genus, as Rioja (1962, and other papers); Laubier (1966); Westheide (1974) and Fauchald (1977a). Hartman (1959) proposed the change of Ehlersia ex. auct. to Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881; however, not all authors followed this proposal; many authors continued using the name Ehlersia and others used Langerhansia, either as a genus or as a subgenus.
The following authorities used the genus Syllis divided into four subgenera (Haplosyllis, Syllis, Langerhansia and Typosyllis): Cantone (1976); Day (1967; 1973); Gardiner (1976); Hartman (1959; 1969, and other papers); Imajima (1966) and Imajima and Hartman (1964). The following authorities used Haplosyllis, Syllis, Langerhansia and Typosyllis as true genera: Amoureux (1982); Amoureux et at (1978); George (1979) and Campoy (1982). Furthermore, many other authors used different combinations. Augener (1913; 1918); Rioja (1941); and Verrill (1900) used Haplosyllis as a genus, and Syllis split into three subgenera, Syllis, Typosyllis and Ehlersia. Ben-Eliahu (1977) used Langerhansia as a genus, and Haplosyllis, Typosyllis and Syllis as subgenera of Syllis. Berkeley and Berkeley (1938), Cognetti (1957) and Pettibone (1963) used the genus Syllis not divided into any subgenera. Berkeley and Berkeley (1948) accepted Ehlersia as a subgenus. Hartmann-Schröder (1965; 1971; 1979, and later), and Gillandt (1979), used three genera, Syllis, Haplosyllis and Typosyllis, the last one divided into two subgenera: Typosyllis and Langerhansia. Finally, Dorsey and Phillips (1987) discussed the problem between Typosyllis and Ehlersia, and they considered the most accurate difference the relative lengths of the setal appendages.
San Martin (1984) proposed Haplosyllis as a separate genus, with relatively little relation with Syllis. In my opinion, the division of Syllis into Typosyllis, Ehlersia or Langerhansia, and Syllis, both as subgenera or genera, is an artificial division and it has been followed for practical reasons more than scientific ones."
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Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Type species Type species S. monilaris Savigny 1818 in Fauchald,1977. [details]