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Worsaae, Katrine. (2005). Systematics of Nerillidae (Polychaeta, Annelida). Meiofauna Marina. 14:49-74.
Worsaae, Katrine
Systematics of Nerillidae (Polychaeta, Annelida)
Meiofauna Marina
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of all described 49 species (plus 2 undescribed) from the 18 currently accepted genera of Nerillidae (Polychaeta, Annelida) is presented. A restricted analysis including fewer taxa yields a more resolved cladogram. Nerilla branches off basally as sister group to the other nerillids and the clade Meganerilla – Xenonerilla branches off next. Three additional clades are supported by several character transformations: Psammoriedlia – Bathychaetus – Paranerilla, Afronerilla – Thalassochaetus – Troglochaetus and Aristonerilla – Micronerilla – Trochonerilla. Mesonerilla and Nerillidium are paraphyletic. A larger generic complex contains Nerillidium and four other genera. Based on the phylogenetic results and morphological similarities, three of the twelve monotypic genera are here synonymized: Xenonerilla is synonymized with Meganerilla, Bathychaetus with Psammoriedlia, and Akessoniella with Nerillidium. Nerillidium simplex is reassigned to Troglochaetus, and Mesonerilla diatomeophaga is reassigned to Leptonerilla. An emended diagnosis of the family, a key to genera, and a detailed account of valid genera are presented.
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Afronerilla Faubel, 1978 (status source)
Afronerilla hartwigi Faubel, 1978 (status source)
Akessoniella orientalis Tzetlin & Larionov, 1988 accepted as Nerillidium orientalis (Tzetlin & Larionov, 1988) (source of synonymy)
Aristonerilla Müller, 2002 (status source)
Bathychaetus Faubel, 1978 accepted as Psammoriedlia Kirsteuer, 1966 (source of synonymy)
Bathychaetus heptapous Faubel, 1978 accepted as Psammoriedlia heptapous (Faubel, 1978) (source of synonymy)
Dujardinia rotifera Quatrefages, 1866 accepted as Nerilla rotifera (Quatrefages, 1866) (status source)
Meganerilla bactericola (Müller, Bernhard & Jouin-Toulmond, 2001). (new combination reference)
Mesonerilla diatomeophaga Núñez in Núñez, Ocaña & Brito, 1997 accepted as Leptonerilla diatomeophaga (Núñez in Núñez, Ocaña & Brito, 1997) (source of synonymy)
Micronerilla Jouin, 1970 [unpublished] (additional source)
Nerilla rotifera suchumica (Czerniavsky, 1881) (status source)
Nerillidium orientalis (Tzetlin & Larionov, 1988) (new combination reference)
Nerillidium simplex Levi, 1953 accepted as Troglochaetus simplex (Levi, 1953) (source of synonymy)
Psammoriedlia Kirsteuer, 1966 (status source)
Psammoriedlia heptapous (Faubel, 1978) (new combination reference)
Psammoriedlia ruperti Kirsteuer, 1966 (status source)
Troglochaetus simplex (Levi, 1953) (new combination reference)
Xenonerilla bactericola Müller, Bernhard & Jouin-Toulmond, 2001 accepted as Meganerilla bactericola (Müller, Bernhard & Jouin-Toulmond, 2001). (source of synonymy)


In freshwater, but included as terrestrial because of occurrence in groundwaters. First described from freshwater ... [details]


poorly known and no material of the type species exists [details]

 Type locality

off Mauritania (North West Africa), North East Atlantic. [details]

 Type locality

Sakhalin and Kunashir Island, Sea of Okhotsk, North West Pacific [details]

 Type locality

Neuchâtel Jura,Switzerland. [details]

 Type material

no types exist (fide Worsaae, 2005) [details]