Informal name following Grassle & Grassle 1976. Subject of extensive research on many aspects of its biology, physiology, genetics, and ecology.
Blake, James A.; Grassle, Judith P.; Eckelbarger, Kevin J. 2009. Capitella teleta, a new species designation for the opportunistic and experimental Capitella sp. I, with a review of the literature for confirmed records. Zoosymposia 2: 25-53 available online athttp://www.mapress.com/zoosymposia/content/2009/v2/index.htm