BeRMS taxon details

Polydora hoplura Claparède, 1868

131146  (

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Type locality contained in Naples Bay  
type locality contained in Naples Bay [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Polydora hoplura Claparède, 1868. Accessed through: VLIZ Belgian Marine Species Consortium (2010 onwards) Belgian Register of Marine Species at: on 2018-06-24
VLIZ Belgian Marine Species Consortium (2010 onwards). Belgian Register of Marine Species. Polydora hoplura Claparède, 1868. Accessed at: on 2018-06-24
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
2017-09-06 02:15:43Z

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additional source Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. 2nd revised ed. The fauna of Germany and adjacent seas with their characteristics and ecology, 58. Gustav Fischer: Jena, Germany. ISBN 3-437-35038-2. 648 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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  [details]   

additional source Claparède, Édouard. (1869). Les Annélides Chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Seconde partie. Ordre IIme. Annélides Sédentaires (Aud. et Edw.). Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève. 20(1): 1-225, plates XVII-XXXI., available online at [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]   

redescription Radashevsky, Vasily I.; Choi, Jin-Woo; Gambi, Maria Cristina. (2017). Morphology and biology of Polydora hoplura Claparède, 1868 (Annelida: Spionidae). Zootaxa. 4282(3): 543-555., available online at
note: creation of neotype [details]   

redescription Radashevsky, Vasily I.; Migotto, Alvaro E. (2017). First report of the polychaete Polydora hoplura (Annelida: Spionidae) from North and South America and Asian Pacific. Marine Biodiversity. 47(3): 859-868., available online at
page(s): 860; note: described from specimens from Brazil [details]   

redescription Read, Geoff B. (1975). Systematics and biology of polydorid species (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Wellington Harbour. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 5(4): 395-419., available online at
page(s): 411; note: description from New Zealand specimens, not types [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. BioInvasions Records. 1: 235-245., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

Neotype SMF 24359, locality Ischia Island (Port of Ischia, Ischia Is, near Naples, Italy, 40.7444° N, 13.9395°E, intertidal) [details]