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Polychaeta taxon details

Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791)

130969  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130969)

accepted
Species
Amphitrite ventilabrum [sensu Lamarck, 1818] (unclear, but perhaps a usage of Gmelin's name)
Nereis lutraria Pallas, 1766 (subjective synonym)
Sabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758) (superseded recombination of subjective synonym)
Sabella sarsi [auct. misspelling] (incorrect subsequent spelling)
Sabella sarsii Krøyer, 1856 (subjective synonym)
Sabella unispira Cuvier, 1816 (subjective synonym)
Sabella viola Grube, 1863 (subjective synonym)
Spirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805) (genus is a subjective synonym of Sabella)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 10. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5
page(s): 3835 [as Tubularia spallanzanii] [details]   

(ofTubularia spallanzanii Gmelin, 1791) Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 10. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5
page(s): 3 834 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130969 on 2018-04-22
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original description Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 10. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5
page(s): 3835 [as Tubularia spallanzanii] [details]   

original description  (ofSpirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805)) Viviani, Domenico. 1805. Phosphorencia maris, quatordecim lucescentiam animalicolorum novis speciebus illustrata avec 5 planches. Genoa. [details]   

original description  (ofNereis lutraria Pallas, 1766) Pallas, P.S. (1766) Miscellanea zoologica. Quibus novae imprimis atque obscurae animalium species describuntur et observationibus iconibusque illustrantur. Petrum van Cleef. Hagí Comitum., xii + 224 pp.;14 pls., available online at https://archive.org/details/pspallasmedicina00pall [details]   

original description  (ofSabella gracillima Kinberg, 1866) Kinberg, J.G.H. (1866). Annulata nova. [Continuatio, Acad. propos. die 18 Aprilis 1866.]. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm. 23(4): 97-103., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100619#page/105/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofSabella unispira Cuvier, 1816) Cuvier, G. (1816). Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée. Les reptiles, les poissons, les mollusques et les annélides. Edition 1. 2( i-xviii): 1-532, [Pls. 9-10, in v. 4]. [details]   

original description  (ofSpirographis elegans Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d’eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 1. 1-588. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris. [some vol.2 species are also linked here but see also source id 51472]., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofSpirographis gracilis Hansen, 1882) Hansen G. Armauer 1882. Recherches sur les annélides recueillies par M. le professeur Édouard van Benedon pendant son voyage au Brésil et à la Plata. Memoires Couronnes et Memoires des Savants Etrangers publies par L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 44(3): 1-29. Plates 1-7. (pagination restarts within issues), available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29048#page/437/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofAmphitrite ventilabrum Gmelin, 1791) Linnaeus, C. (1788). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima tertia, aucta reformata. Cura J.F. Gmelin. G.E. Beer, Lipsiae 1(5-6):2225-3910.
note: Knight-Jones uses 1791 for the part 6 volume [details]   

original description  (ofSpirographis imperialis Hansen, 1882) Hansen G. Armauer 1882. Recherches sur les annélides recueillies par M. le professeur Édouard van Benedon pendant son voyage au Brésil et à la Plata. Memoires Couronnes et Memoires des Savants Etrangers publies par L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 44(3): 1-29. Plates 1-7. (pagination restarts within issues), available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29048#page/437/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofSpirographis longispira Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d’eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 1. 1-588. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris. [some vol.2 species are also linked here but see also source id 51472]., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofSabella sarsii Krøyer, 1856) Krøyer, Hendrik. (1856). Meddelelser af en Afhandling Ormeslaegten Sabella Linn., isaer med Hensyn til dens nordiske Arter [Alternate title: Bidrag til Kundskab af Sabellerne]. Oversigt over det Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskabs forhandlinger. 1856:1-36. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofSabella viridis Milne Edwards in Quatrefages, 1866) McIntosh, W. C. (1874). On the invertebrate marine fauna and fishes of St. Andrews [part of several parts, 2nd part of Class Annelida. Includes all of Polychaeta. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 14: 192-207 (4th series) issue 80 part 28., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19210023 [details]   

original description  (ofSabella viridis Milne Edwards in Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d’eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 1. 1-588. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris. [some vol.2 species are also linked here but see also source id 51472]., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofSerpula penicillus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 788 [details]   

original description  (ofCorallina Tubularia-Melitensis Ellis, 1755) Ellis, J., 1755. An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, and other marine productions of the like kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40543#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 92 [details]   

original description  (ofSabella viola Grube, 1863) Grube, Adolph-Eduard. (1863). Beschreibung neuer oder wenig bekannter Anneliden. Sechster Beitrag. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin. 29: 37-69, and plates 4-6., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/31367#page/45/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofTubularia spallanzanii Gmelin, 1791) Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 10. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5
page(s): 3 834 [details]   

additional source Wilson, R.S.; Hutchings, P.A. and Glasby, C.J. (eds) 2003. List of Polychaete species introduced to Australia. Polychaetes: An Interactive Identification Guide. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne [details]   

additional source Brine, O.; Hunt, L.; Costello, M. J. (2013). Marine biofouling on recreational boats on swing moorings and berths. Management of Biological Invasions. 4(4): 327-341., available online at https://doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2013.4.4.07 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Fattorini, Daniele and Regoli, Francesco 2006. Arsenic speciation in tissues of the Mediterranean Polychaete Sabella spallanzanii. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 23(8):1881-1887 [details]   

additional source Biosis; Index To Organism Names, available online at http://www.biosis.org.uk/ion/results.asp [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]   

redescription Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures.
note: includes analysis of the status of competing names [details]   

ecology source Read, G. B.; Inglis, G.; Stratford, P.; Ahyong, S. T. (2011). Arrival of the alien fanworm Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791) (Polychaeta: Sabellidae) in two New Zealand harbours. Aquatic Invasions. 6(3): 273-279., available online at http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2011/AI_2011_6_3_Read_etal.pdf [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy  (ofSpirographis longispira Quatrefages, 1866) Fauvel, P. (1927). Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. Faune de France Volume 16. Paul Lechevalier. Paris. 1-494., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/P.FAUVEL(FdeFr16)Polychetes-sendentaires.pdf [details]   

additional source  (ofSabella sarsii Krøyer, 1856) Sars, M. (1862). Foredrag om de ved Norges Kyster forekommende Arter af den Linnéiske Annelideslægt Sabella. Forhandliger I Videnskabs Selskabet i Christiania. 1861: 116-133.
page(s): 121; note: Latin description [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy  (ofSabella sarsii Krøyer, 1856) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofCorallina Tubularia-Melitensis Ellis, 1755) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofCorallina Tubularia-Melitensis Ellis, 1755) Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures.
page(s): 393 [details]   

additional source  (ofCorallina Tubularia-Melitensis Ellis, 1755) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d’eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 1. 1-588. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris. [some vol.2 species are also linked here but see also source id 51472]., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy  (ofSerpula penicillus Linnaeus, 1758) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source  (ofSerpula penicillus Linnaeus, 1758) Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures. [details]   

additional source  (ofSerpula penicillus Linnaeus, 1758) Heppell, David 1963. Serpula Linnaeus, 1758 (Annelida, Polychaeta). Proposed designation of a type-species under the plenary powers and relevant proposals. Z.N.(S.) 1606. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 20(6): 443-446., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12221788
page(s): 443 [details]   

basis of record  (ofSabella penicillum [auct. misspelling]) Kryvi, Harald 1971. Histology and histochemistry of the mucous glands of Sabella penicillum L. (Annelida, Polychaeta). Norwegian Journal of Zoology 19(1): 37-44.
page(s): 37; note: error for Sabella penicillus [details]   

additional source  (ofSabella penicillum [auct. misspelling]) Kryvi, Harald 1971. The structure of the longitudinal muscles of Sabella penicillum (Annelida, Polychaeta), with a note on the contraction properties. Norwegian Journal of Zoology 19(2): 149-167.
page(s): 149 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofSabella viola Grube, 1863) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofSabella viridis Milne Edwards in Quatrefages, 1866) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofSabella sarsi [auct. misspelling]) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofNereis lutraria Pallas, 1766) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofSabella gracillima Kinberg, 1866) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofSpirographis gracilis Hansen, 1882) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofSpirographis imperialis Hansen, 1882) Augener, H. 1934. Polychaeten aus den Zoologischen Museen von Leiden und Amsterdam. IV Schluss. Zoologische Mededeelingen s'Rijks Museum van Natuurlijke Historie Leiden, 17: 67-160., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/318471 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofSabella unispira Cuvier, 1816) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofSpirographis elegans Quatrefages, 1866) Fauvel, P. (1927). Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. Faune de France Volume 16. Paul Lechevalier. Paris. 1-494., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/P.FAUVEL(FdeFr16)Polychetes-sendentaires.pdf [details]   

additional source  (ofSabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758)) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofSabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Linnaeus C. (1767). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 12. 1., Regnum Animale. 1 & 2. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii. pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5
page(s): 1 269; note: clearly a new combination (from Serpula) [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofSabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofSabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source  (ofSabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures.
page(s): 393; note: analyse priority and nomenclature issues [details]   

additional source  (ofSabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758)) McIntosh, W.C. 1922. A monograph of the British marine annelids. Polychaeta: Hermellidae to Sabellidae. London, Ray Society Vol. 4(1) pp.1-250. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/115340#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

additional source  (ofSabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758)) Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofAmphitrite ventilabrum Gmelin, 1791) Sowerby, James. (1806). The British miscellany; or, Coloured figures of new, rare, or little known animal subjects : many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles: and chiefly in the possession of the author, James Sowerby. R. Taylor & Co., London, Vol. 1-2 136 pp., 76 plates., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.41623
page(s): 25 & colour plate 12; note: large colour plate of a specimen from InchKeith, Scotland [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source  (ofAmphitrite ventilabrum Gmelin, 1791) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628.
page(s): 535; note: assigns to Spirographis spallanzanii (now Sabella) [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofAmphitrite ventilabrum Gmelin, 1791) Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures.
page(s): 393; note: to Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791) [details]   

additional source  (ofAmphitrite ventilabrum [sensu Lamarck, 1818]) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source  (ofAmphitrite ventilabrum [sensu Lamarck, 1818]) Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures.
page(s): 393 [details]   

basis of record  (ofAmphitrite ventilabrum [sensu Lamarck, 1818]) 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
page(s): 356 [details]   

basis of record  (ofSpirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805)) Augener, H. 1934. Polychaeten aus den Zoologischen Museen von Leiden und Amsterdam. IV Schluss. Zoologische Mededeelingen s'Rijks Museum van Natuurlijke Historie Leiden, 17: 67-160., available online at http://www.repository.naturalis.nl/record/318471 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofSpirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805)) Fauvel, P. (1927). Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. Faune de France Volume 16. Paul Lechevalier. Paris. 1-494., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/P.FAUVEL(FdeFr16)Polychetes-sendentaires.pdf [details]   

additional source  (ofSpirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805)) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription  (ofSpirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805)) Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures.
page(s): 393 [details]   
 
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Synonymy It is obvious strict priority is not being observed here. Synonymies of "spallanzanii" usages are very complex and resolving them in WoRMS is not yet complete. Please see Knight-Jones and Perkins (1998) for full background. Those authors designated a single neotype for the four names Tubularia spallanzanii Gmelin, Serpula penicillus Linnaeus, Teredo melitensis Bergius, and Amphitrite ventilabrum Gmelin, the last three of which they placed junior to Tubularia spallanzanii [now Sabella spallanzanii] to stabilise the well-known name. An application to ICZN to confirm this was proposed, but did not occur. They intended to "to ask the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature to use its plenary powers to stabilize the current specific name of the well-known species Sabella spallanzanii by suppressing Serpula penicillus, Teredo melitensis Bergius, and Amphitrite ventilabrum Gmelin, its early synonyms". Strictly Sabella penicillus should remain the valid name. [details]

Type designation Neotype, designated Knight-Jones & Perkins (1998), Natural History Museum London, NHM 1929.12.23.1, collected Malta, exact location unknown, by B. Grey [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Mediterranean fanwormfeather duster wormEuropean fan worm  [details]