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Scolelepis Blainville, 1828

129623  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129623)

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Genus
Aonis sensu Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 [Not Savigny, 1822] · unaccepted (misapplication of Savigny's genus...)  
misapplication of Savigny's genus for Nereis caeca (Nephtyidae)
Asetocalamyzas Tzetlin, 1985 · unaccepted (dwarf male of a spionid, not a...)  
dwarf male of a spionid, not a parasitic syllid as originally described
Nerine Johnston, 1838 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Nerinides Mesnil, 1896 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Pseudomalacoceros Czerniavsky, 1881 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Pseudonerine Augener, 1926 · unaccepted (junior homonym, subjective synonym)
Scolecolepis Malmgren, 1867 · unaccepted (unjustified spelling emendation...)  
unjustified spelling emendation of Scolelepis Blainville, 1828
Scolepis [auctt.] · unaccepted (misspelling)

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  1. Subgenus Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) Maciolek, 1987
    1. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) anterobranchiata Lee & Min, 2022
    2. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) bousfieldi Pettibone, 1963
    3. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) carrascoi Maciolek, 1987
    4. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) geniculata Imajima, 1992
    5. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) gilchristi (Day, 1961)
    6. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) papillosa (Okuda, 1937)
    7. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) quinquedentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
    8. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) texana Foster, 1971
    9. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) towra Blake & Kudenov, 1978
    10. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) yamaguchii (Imajima, 1959)
    11. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964 accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964 (superseded subsequent subgeneric combination)
    12. Species Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) tridentata (Southern, 1914) represented as Scolelepis tridentata (Southern, 1914)
  2. Subgenus Scolelepis (Scolelepis) Blainville, 1828
    1. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) acuta (Treadwell, 1914)
    2. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) aitutakii Gibbs, 1972
    3. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) andradei Delgado-Blas, Diaz & Linero-Arana, 2010
    4. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) angulata Zhou, 2014
    5. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) balihaiensis Hartmann-Schröder, 1979
    6. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) bifida Hutchings & Turvey, 1984
    7. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) blakei Hartmann-Schröder, 1980
    8. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) branchia Imajima, 1992
    9. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) brevibranchia Hartmann-Schröder, 1991
    10. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) cantabra (Rioja, 1918)
    11. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) crenulata Hartmann-Schröder, 1991
    12. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) daphoinos Zhou, Ji & Li, 2009
    13. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) denmarkensis Hartmann-Schröder, 1983
    14. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) dicha Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998
    15. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) edmondsi Hutchings & Turvey, 1984
    16. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) eltaninae Blake, 1983
    17. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
    18. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964
    19. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) inversa Meißner & Götting, 2015
    20. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) kudenovi Hartmann-Schröder, 1981
    21. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) laciniata Eibye-Jacobsen, 1997
    22. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) lighti Delgado-Blas, 2006
    23. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) lingulata Imajima, 1992
    24. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) magnus Ozolinsh, 1990
    25. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998
    26. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) neglecta Surugiu, 2016
    27. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) occidentalis (Hartman, 1961)
    28. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) pettiboneae Maciolek, 1987
    29. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) planata Imajima, 1992
    30. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) quadridentata Maciolek, 1987
    31. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) rubra Lee & Min, 2022
    32. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) sagittaria Imajima, 1992
    33. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806)
    34. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) unidentata (Day, 1973)
    35. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) variegata Imajima, 1992
    36. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) vossae Delgado-Blas, 2006
    37. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) westoni Maciolek, 1987
    38. Species Scolelepis (Scolelepis) texana Foster, 1971 accepted as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) texana Foster, 1971
  3. Species Scolelepis agilis (Verrill, 1873)
  4. Species Scolelepis alaskensis (Treadwell, 1914)
  5. Species Scolelepis alisonae Williams, 2007
  6. Species Scolelepis anakenae Rozbaczylo & Castilla, 1988
  7. Species Scolelepis antipoda (Augener, 1926)
  8. Species Scolelepis bellani Surugiu, 2023
  9. Species Scolelepis bonnieri (Mesnil, 1896)
  10. Species Scolelepis bullibranchia Rossi, 1982
  11. Species Scolelepis burkovskii Sikorski, 1994
  12. Species Scolelepis carunculata Blake & Kudenov, 1978
  13. Species Scolelepis chilensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
  14. Species Scolelepis faughni (Gallardo, 1968)
  15. Species Scolelepis finmarchicus Sikorski & Pavlova, 2015
  16. Species Scolelepis gaucha (Orensanz & Gianuca, 1974)
  17. Species Scolelepis goodbodyi (Jones, 1962)
  18. Species Scolelepis hutchingsae Dauer, 1985
  19. Species Scolelepis knightjonesi (Silva, 1961)
  20. Species Scolelepis korsuni Sikorski, 1994
  21. Species Scolelepis lamellata (McIntosh, 1909)
  22. Species Scolelepis lamellicincta Blake & Kudenov, 1978
  23. Species Scolelepis laonicola (Tzetlin, 1985)
  24. Species Scolelepis lefebvrei (Gravier, 1905)
  25. Species Scolelepis longirostris (Quatrefages, 1843)
  26. Species Scolelepis magnicornuta Williams, 2007
  27. Species Scolelepis marionis Branch, 1998
  28. Species Scolelepis mesnili (Bellan & Lagardère, 1971)
  29. Species Scolelepis minuta (Treadwell, 1939)
  30. Species Scolelepis occipitalis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
  31. Species Scolelepis oligobranchia (Chlebovitsch, 1959)
  32. Species Scolelepis perrieri (Fauvel, 1902)
  33. Species Scolelepis phyllobranchia Blake & Kudenov, 1978
  34. Species Scolelepis precirriseta Blake & Kudenov, 1978
  35. Species Scolelepis tridentata (Southern, 1914)
  36. Species Scolelepis vazaha Eibye-Jacobsen & Soares, 2000
  37. Species Scolelepis victoriensis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
  38. Species Scolelepis villosivaina Williams, 2007
  39. Species Scolelepis viridis Blake & Kudenov, 1978
  40. Species Scolelepis vulgaris (Johnston, 1827)
  41. Species Scolelepis williami (de Silva, 1961)
  42. Subgenus Scolelepis (Nerinides) (Mesnil, 1896) accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) Blainville, 1828 (superseded )
    1. Species Scolelepis (Nerinides) bousfieldi Pettibone, 1963 accepted as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) bousfieldi Pettibone, 1963 (superseded original combination)
    2. Species Scolelepis (Nerinides) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964 accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) globosa Wu & Chen, 1964 (superseded original subgeneric combination)
    3. Species Scolelepis (Nerinides) edmondsi Hutchings & Turvey, 1984 represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) edmondsi Hutchings & Turvey, 1984
  43. Species Scolelepis blakei Carrasco, 1981 accepted as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) carrascoi Maciolek, 1987 (replaced junior homonym)
  44. Species Scolelepis ciliata (Keferstein, 1862) accepted as Malacoceros tetracerus (Schmarda, 1861) (superseded combination of subjective synonym)
  45. Species Scolelepis derjugini Uschakov, 1948 accepted as Malacoceros derjugini (Uschakov, 1948) (superseded original combination)
  46. Species Scolelepis foliosus [auct.] accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (incorrect subsequent spelling)
  47. Species Scolelepis fuliginosa (Claparède, 1868) accepted as Malacoceros fuliginosus (Claparède, 1868) (incorrect combination)
  48. Species Scolelepis girardi (Quatrefages, 1843) accepted as Malacoceros girardi Quatrefages, 1843 (superseded recombination)
  49. Species Scolelepis indica Fauvel, 1928 accepted as Malacoceros indicus (Fauvel, 1928) (superseded original combination)
  50. Species Scolelepis lefebrei [auct. misspelling] accepted as Scolelepis lefebvrei (Gravier, 1905) (misspelling for lefebvrei)
  51. Species Scolelepis matsugae Sikorski, 1994 accepted as Scolelepis laonicola (Tzetlin, 1985) (subjective synonym)
  52. Species Scolelepis murmanica Zachs in Uschakov, 1948 accepted as Malacoceros tetracerus (Schmarda, 1861) (subjective synonym)
  53. Species Scolelepis squamatus [auct.] accepted as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806) (incorrect subsequent spelling)
  54. Species Scolelepis acuta (Treadwell, 1914) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) acuta (Treadwell, 1914) (to nominal subgenus )
  55. Species Scolelepis eltaninae Blake, 1983 represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) eltaninae Blake, 1983
  56. Species Scolelepis foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
  57. Species Scolelepis melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998 represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) melasma Hutchings, Frouin & Hily, 1998
  58. Species Scolelepis quinquedentata (Blake, 1983) represented as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) quinquedentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
  59. Species Scolelepis squamata (Müller, 1806) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) squamata (O.F. Muller, 1806)
  60. Species Scolelepis towra Blake & Kudenov, 1978 represented as Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) towra Blake & Kudenov, 1978
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Blainville, H. M. D de [Henri-Marie Ducrotay]. (1828). Mollusques, Vers et Zoophytes <b>[entries in VEA-VERS, volume 57]</b>. <em>In: Dictionnaire des Sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des différens êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-memês, d'après l'état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement à l'utilité qu'en peuvent retirer la médicine, l'agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Suive d'une biographie des plus célèbres naturalistes.</em> vol. 57 [Tome LVII. Vea - Vers] F.G. Levrault, Strasbourg & Paris., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25316522
page(s): 492-493 [details]   
Note Type species Lumbricus squamatus O.F. Müller...  
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Type species Type species Lumbricus squamatus O.F. Müller 1776, by monotypy but Blainville misreported the name as L. 'squamosus' [sic]. [details]
Etymology Not stated. The generic named seems to be composed by the Greek words scole, meaning 'worm', and lepis, meaning 'scale' or...  
Etymology 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]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2024). World Polychaeta Database. Scolelepis Blainville, 1828. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129623 on 2024-06-24
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original description Blainville, H. M. D de [Henri-Marie Ducrotay]. (1828). Mollusques, Vers et Zoophytes <b>[entries in VEA-VERS, volume 57]</b>. <em>In: Dictionnaire des Sciences naturelles, dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des différens êtres de la nature, considérés soit en eux-memês, d'après l'état actuel de nos connoissances, soit relativement à l'utilité qu'en peuvent retirer la médicine, l'agriculture, le commerce et les arts. Suive d'une biographie des plus célèbres naturalistes.</em> vol. 57 [Tome LVII. Vea - Vers] F.G. Levrault, Strasbourg & Paris., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25316522
page(s): 492-493 [details]   

original description  (of Pseudomalacoceros Czerniavsky, 1881) Czerniavsky, Voldemaro. (1881). Materialia ad zoographiam Ponticam comparatam. Fasc. III Vermes [Second part]. <em>Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou (= Byulletin' Moskovskogo obshchestva ispytatelei prirody).</em> 56(2): 338-420, 1 plate., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41340542
page(s): 361 [details]   

original description  (of Scolecolepis 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
page(s): 90; note: Malmgren does not use Blainville's spelling of Scolelepis, nor indicate the spelling is different from in Blainville. [details]   

original description  (of Nerine Johnston, 1838) Johnston, George. (1838). Miscellanea Zoologica. III. — The British Ariciadae. <em>Magazine of Zoology and Botany, Edinburgh.</em> 2: 63-73, plates II-III., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40025966
page(s): 68 [details]   

original description  (of Nerinides Mesnil, 1896) Mesnil, F. (1896). Études de morphologie externe chez les Annélides. I. Les Spionidiens des côtes de la Manche. <em>Bulletin Scientifique de la France et de la Belgique.</em> 29: 110-287, plates VII-XV., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10726590
page(s): 117, 119, 152 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Asetocalamyzas Tzetlin, 1985) Tzetlin, Alexander B. 1985. [Asetocalamyzas laonicola gen. et sp.n., a new ectoparasitic polychaete from the White Sea]. Zoologicheskii zhurnal, 64(2): 296-298. [details]   

original description  (of Aonis sensu Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 [Not Savigny, 1822]) Audouin, J.V.; Milne Edwards, H. (1833). [Part 4.] Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. <em>Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris.</em> 1(29): 388-412., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6044961
page(s): 400 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Pseudonerine Augener, 1926) Augener, Hermann. (1926). Papers from Dr. Th. Mortensen's Pacific Expedition 1914-16. XXXIV. Polychaeta III. Polychaeten von Neuseeland. II. Sedentaria. <em>Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk naturhistorisk Forening i Köbenhavn.</em> 81: 157-294.
page(s): 159 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, <i>in</i>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 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 http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

additional source Glasby, Christopher J.; Read, Geoffrey B.; Lee, Kenneth 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. <em>[Book chapter].</em> Chapt 17, pp. 312-358. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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, Víctor Hugo. (2006). Partial revision of <i>Scolelepis</i> (Polychaeta : Spionidae) from the Grand Caribbean Region, with the description of two new species and a key to species recorded in the area. <em>Contributions to Zoology.</em> 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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Etymology 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]

Grammatical 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]

Spelling 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]

Type species Type species Lumbricus squamatus O.F. Müller 1776, by monotypy but Blainville misreported the name as L. 'squamosus' [sic]. [details]
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