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Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856

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Subgenus Harmothoe (Austrolaenilla)
Species Harmothoe abyssicola Bidenkap, 1895
Species Harmothoe aequespina (Langerhans, 1884)
Species Harmothoe anoculata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1975)
Species Harmothoe antilopes McIntosh, 1876
Species Harmothoe areolata (Grube, 1860)
Species Harmothoe aspera (Hansen, 1878)
Species Harmothoe bellani Barnich & Fiege, 2000
Species Harmothoe borealis (Théel, 1879)
Species Harmothoe casabullicola Brito, Nuñez & Bacallado, 1991
Species Harmothoe clavigera (M. Sars, 1863)
Species Harmothoe coeliaca de Saint-Joseph, 1888
Species Harmothoe crosetensis (McIntosh, 1885)
Species Harmothoe evei Kirkegaard, 1980
Species Harmothoe extenuata (Grube, 1840)
Species Harmothoe fragilis Moore, 1910
Species Harmothoe fraserthomsoni McIntosh, 1897
Species Harmothoe gilchristi Day, 1960
Species Harmothoe glabra (Malmgren, 1865)
Species Harmothoe globifera (Sars G.O., 1873)
Species Harmothoe goreensis Augener, 1918
Species Harmothoe hyalonemae Martin, Rossel & Uriz, 1992
Species Harmothoe imbricata (Linnaeus, 1767)
Species Harmothoe impar (Johnston, 1839)
Species Harmothoe ingolfiana Ditlevsen, 1917
Species Harmothoe johnstoni (McIntosh, 1876)
Species Harmothoe joubini Fauvel, 1913
Species Harmothoe longisetis (Grube, 1863)
Species Harmothoe micraspis Eliason, 1962
Species Harmothoe oculinarum (Storm, 1879)
Species Harmothoe pagenstecheri Michaelsen, 1896
Species Harmothoe pokoui Intes & Le Loeuff, 1975
Species Harmothoe rarispina (M. Sars, 1861)
Species Harmothoe reticulata (Claparède, 1870)
Species Harmothoe serrata Day, 1963
Species Harmothoe spinifera (Ehlers, 1864)
Species Harmothoe talismani Roule, 1898
Species Harmothoe tenuisetis (McIntosh, 1885)
Species Harmothoe villosa Treadwell, 1926
Species Harmothoe viridis Loshamn, 1981

Species Harmothoe alba (Malmgren, 1866) (nomen dubium, holotype indeterminable)
Species Harmothoe haliaeti McIntosh, 1876 (nomen dubium)
Species Harmothoe minuta (Potts, 1910) (nomen dubium)

Subgenus Harmothoe (Antinoella) Malmgren, 1866 accepted as Bylgides Chamberlin, 1919
Subgenus Harmothoe (Harmothoe) Kinberg, 1856 accepted as Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856
  » Species Harmothoe (Harmothoe) glabra (Malmgren, 1866) accepted as Harmothoe glabra (Malmgren, 1865) (superseded combination)
Species Harmothoe andreapolis (McIntosh, 1874) accepted as Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874 (superseded recombination)
Species Harmothoe castanea (McIntosh, 1876) accepted as Malmgrenia castanea McIntosh, 1876 (superseded subsequent combination)
Species Harmothoe echinopustulata Fauvel, 1913 accepted as Leucia nivea (M. Sars, 1863)
Species Harmothoe elisabethae (McIntosh, 1900) accepted as Harmothoe impar (Johnston, 1839) (superseded subsequent combination)
Species Harmothoe furcosetosa (Loshamn, 1981) accepted as Pettibonesia furcosetosa (Loshamn, 1981)
Species Harmothoe hubrechti (McIntosh, 1900) accepted as Eunoe hubrechti (McIntosh, 1900) (superseded subsequent combination)
Species Harmothoe lagiscoides Willey, 1902 accepted as Harmothoe crosetensis (McIntosh, 1885) (junior synonym)
Species Harmothoe ljungmani (Malmgren, 1867) accepted as Malmgrenia ljungmani (Malmgren, 1867) (superseded subsequent combination)
Species Harmothoe lunulata (Delle Chiaje, 1830) accepted as Malmgrenia lunulata (Delle Chiaje, 1830) (superseded subsequent combination)
Species Harmothoe marphysae McIntosh, 1876 accepted as Malmgrenia marphysae (McIntosh, 1876) (superseded original combination)
Species Harmothoe maxillospinosa de Saint-Joseph, 1888 accepted as Harmothoe imbricata (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonym)
Species Harmothoe mcintoshi Tebble & Chambers, 1982 accepted as Malmgrenia mcintoshi (Tebble & Chambers, 1982) (superseded original combination)
Species Harmothoe notochaetosa Lopez & Martin, 1996 accepted as Harmothoe serrata Day, 1963
Species Harmothoe sibbaldii McIntosh, 1876 accepted as Harmothoe spinifera (Ehlers, 1864) (subjective synonym)
Species Harmothoe violacea (Storm, 1879) accepted as Leucia violacea (Storm, 1879) (superseded recombination)
Species Harmothoe zetlandica (McIntosh, 1876) accepted as Malmgreniella ljungmani (Malmgren, 1867) accepted as Malmgrenia ljungmani (Malmgren, 1867)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Kinberg, J.G.H. (1856). Nya slägten och arter af Annelider, Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhhandlingar Stockholm, 12 (9-10), 381-388 [read 1855; printed 1856]., available online at
page(s): 356 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856. Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2019) European Register of Marine Species at: on 2020-08-12
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2020). European Register of Marine Species. Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856. Accessed at: on 2020-08-12
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original description Kinberg, J.G.H. (1856). Nya slägten och arter af Annelider, Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhhandlingar Stockholm, 12 (9-10), 381-388 [read 1855; printed 1856]., available online at
page(s): 356 [details]   

original description  (of Evarne Malmgren, 1865) Malmgren, Anders Johan. (1865). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. [part one of three]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(1): 51-110, plates VIII-XV., available online at
page(s): 71 [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]   

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 [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 RoR[details]   

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Errantia] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. vi, 1–458, xxix., available online at  [details]   

additional source Barnich, Ruth; Fiege, Dieter. (2000). Revision of the Mediterranean species of <i>Harmothoe</i> Kinberg, 1856 and <i>Lagisca</i> Malmgren, 1865 (Polychaeta: Polynoidae: Polynoinae) with descriptions of a new genus and a new species. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 34(10): 1889-1938., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Barnich, R.; Fiege, D.; Micaletto, G.; Gambi, M. C. (2006). Redescription of Harmothoe spinosa Kinberg, 1856 (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) and related species from Subantarctic and Antarctic waters, with the erection of a new genus. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 40(1-2): 33-75., available online at [details]   

identification resource Barnich, R.; Fiege, D. (2009). Revision of the genus Harmothoe Kinberg, 1856 (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) in the Northeast Atlantic. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 2104: 1-76. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
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