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Flabelligera Sars, 1829

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Chloraema Dujardin, 1839 · unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Siphonostoma Otto, 1821 · unaccepted (de facto replacement for homonym...)  
de facto replacement for homonym Siphostoma Otto 1820, but a nomen oblitum (fide Salazar-Vallejo, 2012)
Siphonostoma [incorrectly as Rathke, 1843] · unaccepted (no such genus, an erroneous...)  
no such genus, an erroneous attribution to Rathke, instead of Otto 1820 & 1821
Siphonostomum [auct. lapsus] · unaccepted (Spelling variant of Siphostoma...)  
Spelling variant of Siphostoma Otto, later Siphonostoma Otto, 1821, introduced by Grube, 1840
Siphostoma Otto, 1820 · unaccepted (junior homonym, de facto replaced...)  
junior homonym, de facto replaced by Siphonostoma Otto,1821


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  1. Species Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829
  2. Species Flabelligera bicolor (Schmarda, 1861)
  3. Species Flabelligera biscayensis Kolmer, 1985
  4. Species Flabelligera bophortica Annenkova-Chlopina, 1924
  5. Species Flabelligera diplochaitus (Otto, 1820)
  6. Species Flabelligera grubei (Webster & Benedict, 1887)
  7. Species Flabelligera haswelli Salazar-Vallejo, 2012
  8. Species Flabelligera infundibularis Johnson, 1901
  9. Species Flabelligera japonica Jimi in Jimi, Hasegawa, Taru, Oya, Kohtsuka, Tsuchida, Fujiwara & Woo, 2022
  10. Species Flabelligera kaimeiae Jimi in Jimi, Hasegawa, Taru, Oya, Kohtsuka, Tsuchida, Fujiwara & Woo, 2022
  11. Species Flabelligera kajiharai Jimi in Jimi, Hasegawa, Taru, Oya, Kohtsuka, Tsuchida, Fujiwara & Woo, 2022
  12. Species Flabelligera kozaensis Jimi in Jimi, Hasegawa, Taru, Oya, Kohtsuka, Tsuchida, Fujiwara & Woo, 2022
  13. Species Flabelligera luctator (Stimpson, 1855)
  14. Species Flabelligera multipapillata Hartmann-Schröder, 1965
  15. Species Flabelligera nuniezi Salazar-Vallejo, 2012
  16. Species Flabelligera orensanzi Salazar-Vallejo, 2012
  17. Species Flabelligera pennigera Ehlers, 1908
  18. Species Flabelligera pergamentacea Ehlers, 1913
  19. Species Flabelligera picta Ehlers, 1913
  20. Species Flabelligera salazarae Salazar-Vallejo, 2012
  21. Species Flabelligera sekii Jimi in Jimi, Hasegawa, Taru, Oya, Kohtsuka, Tsuchida, Fujiwara & Woo, 2022
  22. Species Flabelligera vaginifera (Rathke, 1843)
  23. Species Flabelligera abyssorum McIntosh in Tizard, Moseley, Buchanan & Murray, 1885 accepted as Buskiella abyssorum McIntosh, 1885 (unaccepted > junior objective synonym, named in Challenger narrative, possibly prematurely published.)
  24. Species Flabelligera bofortica [misspelling of bophortica] accepted as Flabelligera bophortica Annenkova-Chlopina, 1924 (lapsus calami for intended F. bophortica by Jirkov])
  25. Species Flabelligera claparedii Saint-Joseph, 1898 accepted as Flabelliderma claparedii (Saint-Joseph, 1898) (unaccepted > superseded combination, superseded original combination)
  26. Species Flabelligera commensalis Moore, 1909 accepted as Flabesymbios commensalis (Moore, 1909) (superseded original combination)
  27. Species Flabelligera diplochaitos [auct. misspelling for 'diplochaitus'] accepted as Flabelligera diplochaitus (Otto, 1820) (subsequent author misspelling)
  28. Species Flabelligera essenbergae Hartman, 1961 accepted as Flabelliderma essenbergae (Hartman, 1961) accepted as Flabelliderma papillosa (Essenberg, 1922) (superseded original combination)
  29. Species Flabelligera gourdoni Gravier, 1906 accepted as Flabelliderma gourdoni (Gravier, 1906) (unaccepted > superseded combination, superseded original combination)
  30. Species Flabelligera haerens Chamberlin, 1919 accepted as Flabesymbios commensalis (Moore, 1909) (subjective synonym)
  31. Species Flabelligera idiura [misspelling of 'induta'] accepted as Flabelligera induta Ehlers, 1897 accepted as Flabehlersia induta (Ehlers, 1897) (No such taxon. Lapsus for Flabelligera induta. )
  32. Species Flabelligera induta Ehlers, 1897 accepted as Flabehlersia induta (Ehlers, 1897) (superseded original combination)
  33. Species Flabelligera lingulata Ehlers, 1904 accepted as Flabelligera bicolor (Schmarda, 1861) (subjective synonym)
  34. Species Flabelligera marenzelleri McIntosh, 1905 accepted as Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829 (subjective synonym)
  35. Species Flabelligera mastigophora Annenkova, 1952 accepted as Annenkova mastigophora (Annenkova, 1952) (superseded original combination)
  36. Species Flabelligera mundata Gravier, 1906 accepted as Flabegraviera mundata (Gravier, 1906) (superseded original combination)
  37. Species Flabelligera papillata Hartman, 1965 accepted as Flabelligella papillata Hartman, 1965
  38. Species Flabelligera persimilis Annenkova-Chlopina, 1924 accepted as Flabehlersia persimilis (Annenkova-Chlopina, 1924) (superseded original combination)
  39. Species Flabelligera pruvoti Fauvel, 1930 accepted as Flabelliderma pruvoti (Fauvel, 1930) (superseded original combination)
  40. Species Flabelligera semiannulata Ehlers, 1904 accepted as Flabelligera bicolor (Schmarda, 1861) (subjective synonym)
  41. Species Flabelligera buskii McIntosh, 1869 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2024). World Polychaeta Database. Flabelligera Sars, 1829. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-05-23
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
2021-06-07 08:22:32Z

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original description  (of Siphonostoma Otto, 1821) Otto, A. G. (1821). Animalium maritimorum nondum editorum genera duo. <em>Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum.</em> 10(2): 617-634, Plates 50-51., available online at
page(s): 628 [replacing Siphostoma?] [details]   

original description  (of Siphostoma Otto, 1820) Otto, Adolfus Guilielmus. (1820). De Sternaspide thalassemoideo et Siphostomate diplochaito vermibus duobus marinis. [Epistola Gratulatoria quam ad celebrandum diem laetissimum VI Marti MDCCCXX (etc, etc)]. <em>Vratislaviae.</em> pp.16, 2 plates. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Chloraema Dujardin, 1839) Dujardin, F. (1838). Mémoire sur quatre nouvelles espèces d'Annélides marins. <em>Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Science, Paris.</em> 7: 648-650., available online at
page(s): 648 [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 IMIS[details]   

redescription Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I. (2012). Revision of <i>Flabelligera</i> Sars, 1829 (Polychaeta: Flabelligeridae). <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3203(1): 1-64., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

identification resource Jimi, Naoto; Hasegawa, Naohiro; Taru, Masanori; Oya, Yuki; Kohtsuka, Hisanori; Tsuchida, Shinji; Fujiwara, Yoshihiro; Woo, Sau Pinn. (2022). Five New Species of Flabelligera (Flabelligeridae: Annelida) from Japan. <em>Species Diversity.</em> 27(1): 101-111., available online at
page(s): 109; note: Key to Japanese species of Flabelligera [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]


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