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Polychaeta taxon details

Syllis Lamarck, 1818

129680  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129680)

accepted
Genus
Subgenus Syllis (Ehlersia) Quatrefages, 1865 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818
Subgenus Syllis (Haplosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 accepted as Haplosyllis Langerhans, 1879 (rank upgrade to genus)
Subgenus Syllis (Langerhansia) Czerniavsky, 1881 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818
Subgenus Syllis (Syllides) Örsted, 1845 accepted as Syllides Örsted, 1845 (erection at genus level)
Subgenus Syllis (Syllis) Lamarck, 1818 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818
Subgenus Syllis (Typosyllis) Langerhans, 1879 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818
Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) aberrans Fauvel, 1939 accepted as Haplosyllides aberrans (Fauvel, 1939) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis abyssicola Ehlers, 1874 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis aciculigrossa (San Martín, 1990)
Species Syllis adamantea (Treadwell, 1914)
Species Syllis aesthetica Saint Joseph, 1887 accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) aesthetica Saint-Joseph, 1887 accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis albae Álvarez-Campos & Verdes, 2017
Species Syllis albanyensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1984)
Species Syllis alosae San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis alternata Moore, 1908
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) alternata (Moore, 1908) accepted as Syllis alternata Moore, 1908
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) alternosetosa Saint Joseph, 1887 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis alternosetosa Saint Joseph, 1886 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis amata Cognetti, 1957 accepted as Haplosyllis spongicola hamata (Claparède, 1868)
Species Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) amica Quatrefages, 1866 accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
Species Syllis amicarmillaris Simon, San Martín & Robinson, 2014
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) annularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Typosyllis annularis (Verrill, 1900) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis anoculata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) anops Ehlers, 1897 accepted as Typosyllis anops (Ehlers, 1897) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis antoniae Salcedo Oropeza, San Martín & Solís-Weiss, 2012
Species Syllis armandi Claparède, 1864 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis armoricana Claparède, 1863 accepted as Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
Species Syllis atlantica Cognetti, 1960 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) attenuata Knox, 1960 accepted as Typosyllis attenuata (Knox, 1960) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) augeneri Haswell, 1920 accepted as Syllis augeneri Haswell, 1920 (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis augeneri Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis aurantiaca Claparède, 1868 accepted as Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
Species Syllis aurita Claparède, 1864 accepted as Syllis vittata Grube, 1840 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis bacilligera Claparède, 1868 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis barbata San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis bella Chamberlin, 1919
Species Syllis beneliahuae (Campoy & Alquézar, 1982)
Species Syllis beneliahui (Campoy & Alquézar, 1982) accepted as Syllis beneliahuae (Campoy & Alquézar, 1982)
Species Syllis benguellana Day, 1963
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) bilineata Zachs, 1933 accepted as Typosyllis armillaris bilineata (Zachs, 1933) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis binocula (Czerniavsky, 1881) accepted as Syllis biocula (Czerniavsky, 1881)
Species Syllis biocula (Czerniavsky, 1881) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis boggemanni San Martín, Álvarez-Campos & Hutchings, 2017
Species Syllis borealis Malmgren, 1867 accepted as Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863
Species Syllis botosaneanui (Hartmann-Schröder, 1973)
Species Syllis bouvieri Gravier, 1900 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) bouvieri Gravier, 1900 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis brachychaeta Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis brachycirris Grube, 1857 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis brachycola Ehlers, 1897 accepted as Syllis valida Grube, 1857 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis brasiliensis McIntosh, 1885
Species Syllis breviarticulata Grube, 1857
Species Syllis brevicirrata McIntosh, 1908
Species Syllis brevicirris Hansen, 1882
Species Syllis brevicollis Ehlers, 1874 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis brevicornis Grube, 1863 accepted as Odontosyllis gibba Claparède, 1863
Species Syllis brevipennis (Grube, 1863) accepted as Trypanosyllis (Trypanosyllis) coeliaca Claparède, 1868
Species Syllis brevis Schmarda, 1861 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis broomensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1979)
Species Syllis buchholziana Grube, 1877 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis bunaa Sedick & Simon, 2019
Species Syllis buskii McIntosh, 1908 accepted as Syllis vittata Grube, 1840
Species Syllis caeca Monro, 1933
Species Syllis caeca (Katzmann, 1973) (taxon inquirendum, unreplaced junior secondary homonym to Syllis caeca Monro, 1933)
Species Syllis californica Kinberg, 1866 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis capensis McIntosh, 1885 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) capensis McIntosh, 1885 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis castroviejoi Capa, San Martín & López, 2001
Species Syllis catenula Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) catenula Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis cerina Grube, 1878
Species Syllis ciliata Mecznicow, 1865 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis cincinnata Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis (Typosyllis) cincinnata Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (alternate representation)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) cincinnata Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis cirrita Lee & Rho, 1994
Species Syllis cirropunctata Michel, 1909 accepted as Branchiosyllis cirropunctata (Michel, 1909) (superseded alternate representation)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) cirropunctata Michel, 1909 accepted as Branchiosyllis cirropunctata (Michel, 1909) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis clavata Claparède, 1863 accepted as Salvatoria clavata (Claparède, 1863)
Species Syllis closterobranchia Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis columbretensis (Campoy, 1982)
Species Syllis compacta Gravier, 1900
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) compacta Gravier, 1900 accepted as Syllis compacta Gravier, 1900
Species Syllis complanata Treadwell, 1901 accepted as Typosyllis complanata (Treadwell, 1901) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) corallicoides Augener, 1922 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) corallicola Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900
Species Syllis corallicoloides Augener, 1922 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) corallicoloides Augener, 1922 accepted as Syllis corallicola Verrill, 1900 (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) cornuta Rathke, 1843 accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) cornuta Rathke, 1843 accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843 (synonym)
Species Syllis (Langerhansia) cornuta Rathke, 1843 accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843
Species Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843
Species Syllis corruscans Haswell, 1886 accepted as Megasyllis corruscans (Haswell, 1886) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) corruscans (Haswell, 1886) accepted as Megasyllis corruscans (Haswell, 1886) (superseded recombination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) coruscans Haswell, 1886 accepted as Megasyllis corruscans (Haswell, 1886) (superseded recombination, also misspelling)
Species Syllis crassicirrata (Treadwell, 1925)
Species Syllis crassicornis Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) cratericola Buzhinskaya, 1990 accepted as Haplosyllis cratericola (Buzhinskaja, 1990) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis cruzi Núñez & San Martín, 1991
Species Syllis cucullata McIntosh, 1908 accepted as Odontosyllis cucullata (McIntosh, 1908)
Species Syllis cunninghami McIntosh, 1908 accepted as Syllis amica Quatrefages, 1866
Species Syllis curticirris Monro, 1937
Species Syllis czerniavskyi (Czerniavsky, 1881) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis danica Quatrefages, 1866 accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Syllis danieli San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) decorus Chlebovitsch, 1961 accepted as Typosyllis adamanteus (Treadwell, 1914) accepted as Syllis adamantea (Treadwell, 1914) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis deleoni Salcedo Oropeza, San Martín & Solís-Weiss, 2012
Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) depressa accepted as Haplosyllis depressa Augener, 1913 accepted as Trypanobia depressa (Augener, 1913)
Species Syllis diplodonta (Schmarda, 1861) (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) diplomorpha Verrill, 1900 accepted as Typosyllis diplomorpha (Verrill, 1900) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis divaricata Keferstein, 1862 accepted as Nudisyllis divaricata (Keferstein, 1862) (subsequent combination)
Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) djiboutiensis Gravier, 1900 accepted as Haplosyllis djiboutiensis (Gravier, 1900) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis edensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1989)
Species Syllis edentatus accepted as Syllides edentatus Westheide, 1974 (lapsus calami)
Species Syllis elongata (Johnson, 1901)
Species Syllis elongata Day, 1949 (taxon inquirendum, unreplaced junior secondary homonym to Syllis elongata (Johnson, 1901))
Species Syllis ergeni Çinar, 2005
Species Syllis erikae (Hartmann-Schröder, 1981)
Species Syllis erythropis Grube, 1878 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) exigua Verrill, 1900 accepted as Langerhansia exigua (Verrill, 1900)
Species Syllis exiliformis Imajima, 2003 accepted as Alcyonosyllis exiliformis (Imajima, 2003) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis exilis Gravier, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (superseded alternate representation of original combination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) exilis Gravier, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis eximia Malm, 1874 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis fabricii Malmgren, 1867 accepted as Syllis cornuta Rathke, 1843
Species Syllis fasciata Malmgren, 1867
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) fasciata Malmgren, 1867 accepted as Syllis fasciata Malmgren, 1867
Species Syllis ferrani Alós & San Martín, 1987
Species Syllis ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881) (basionym)
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis (Langerhansia) ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) ferruginea (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis ferruginea (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis (Langerhansia) ferruginosa (Langerhans, 1881) accepted as Paraehlersia ferrugina (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis filidentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) filiformis Rullier, 1972 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis fissipara Krohn, 1852 (nomen dubium)
Species Syllis fiumensis Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852 (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis flaccida Grube, 1878 accepted as Opisthosyllis flaccida (Grube, 1878) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis fluminensis Ehlers, 1864 accepted as Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis fragilis Webster, 1879 accepted as Eusyllis fragilis (Webster, 1879) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis fulgurans Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 accepted as Odontosyllis fulgurans (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis fuscosuturata (Augener, 1922) accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (superseded recombination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) fuscosuturata Augener, 1922 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861 (nomen dubium, juvenile Eunicida; not Syllidae)
Species Syllis garciae (Campoy, 1982) accepted as Syllis garciai (Campoy, 1982)
Species Syllis garciai (Campoy, 1982)
Species Syllis gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) accepted as Syllis gerlachi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) gerundensis (Alós & Campoy, 1981) accepted as Syllis gerundensis (Alós & Campoy, 1981)
Species Syllis gerundensis (Alós & Campoy, 1981)
Species Syllis gigantea McIntosh, 1885 accepted as Trypanedenta gigantea (McIntosh, 1885) (superseded original combination)
Species Syllis glandulata Nogueira & San Martín, 2002
Species Syllis glarearia (Westheide, 1974)
Species Syllis golfonovensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) golfonovensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962) accepted as Syllis golfonovensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis golfonovoensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962) accepted as Syllis golfonovensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962) (lapsus calami)
Species Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis gracilis Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Typosyllis anops (Ehlers, 1897) (subjective synonym; junior primary homonym of another species)
Species Syllis (Syllis) gracilis Grube, 1840 accepted as Syllis gracilis Grube, 1840
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) grandigularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Syllis grandigularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (subjective synonym; alternate representation)
Species Syllis grandigularis Verrill, 1900 accepted as Branchiosyllis exilis (Gravier, 1900) (subjective synonym)
Species Syllis guidae Nogueira & Yunda-Guarin, 2008
Species Syllis hamata Claparède, 1868 accepted as Haplosyllis spongicola (Grube, 1855)
Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) hamata Claparède, 1868 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) harti (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis harti Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis heterochaeta Moore, 1909
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) heterochaeta Moore, 1909 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis hexagonifera Claparède, 1864 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis hialina Grube, 1863 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis hyalina Grube, 1863
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) hyalina Grube, 1863 (unaccepted, superseded alternate representation)
Species Syllis hyllebergi (Licher, 1999)
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) hyperiona Dorsey & Phillips, 1987 (unaccepted, misspelling)
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) hyperioni Dorsey & Phillips, 1987
Species Syllis incisa (O. Fabricius, 1780)
Species Syllis inflata Marenzeller, 1879 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis jaylani Sedick & Simon, 2019
Species Syllis joaoi San Martín, Álvarez-Campos & Hutchings, 2017
Species Syllis jorgei San Martín & López, 2000
Species Syllis jugularis Verrill, 1900 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis kabilica Ben-Eliahu, 1977
Species Syllis kabilika Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (unaccepted, lapsus calami)
Species Syllis karlae San Martín, Álvarez-Campos & Hutchings, 2017
Species Syllis kas Lucas, Sikorski & San Martín, 2018
Species Syllis katzmanni (Katzmann, 1973) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis kinbergiana Haswell, 1886 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis komodoensis Aguado, San Martín & ten Hove, 2008
Species Syllis krohni Ehlers, 1864 (unaccepted, incorrect subsequent spelling)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) krohni Ehlers, 1864 (unaccepted, superseded alternate representation; incorrect subsequent spelling)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) krohnii Ehlers, 1864 (unaccepted, superseded alternate representation of original combination)
Species Syllis krohnii Ehlers, 1864
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) kurilensis Chlebovitsch, 1959 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis lagunae Tovar-Hernández, Hernández-Alcántara & Solís-Weiss, 2008
Species Syllis latifrons Grube, 1857
Species Syllis licheri Ravara, San Martín & Moreira, 2004
Species Syllis limbata Grube, 1880
Species Syllis lineata Schmarda, 1861 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis longesegmentata Grube, 1857
Species Syllis longicirrata Örsted, 1845 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis longifilis Ehlers, 1901 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis longiseta Gosse, 1855 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis longissima Gravier, 1900 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Syllis) longissima Gravier, 1900 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis (Syllides) longocirrata Örsted, 1845 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis longocirrata Örsted, 1845 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis luguei San Martín, 1984 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis lunaris (Imajima, 1966)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) lunaris (Imajima, 1966) (unaccepted, superseded recombination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) lunaroides Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis luquei San Martín, 1984 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis lussinensis Grube, 1863 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis lutea (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis luteoides (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962)
Species Syllis lycochaetus Grube, 1878
Species Syllis macroceras Grube, 1857
Species Syllis macrocola Marenzeller, 1874 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis macrodentata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1982)
Species Syllis macrophthalma (Johnston, 1840) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis macroura Schmarda, 1861
Species Syllis maculosa Milne Edwards, 1845
Species Syllis magdalena Wesenberg-Lund, 1962
Species Syllis magnapalpa (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) magnipectinis Storch, 1967 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis marceloi San Martín, Álvarez-Campos & Hutchings, 2017
Species Syllis marugani Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2006
Species Syllis maryae San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis mauretanica (Licher, 1999)
Species Syllis mayeri Musco & Giangrande, 2005
Species Syllis mediterranea Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) melanopharyngea Augener, 1918 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis mercedesae Lucas, San Martín & Parapar, 2012
Species Syllis mexicana (Rioja, 1960)
Species Syllis microoculata (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965)
Species Syllis mixtosetosa Bobretzky, 1870 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis monilaris Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
Species Syllis moniliformis Savigny, 1822
Species Syllis multiannulata Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis mytilorum Studer, 1889
Species Syllis navicellidens Czerniavsky, 1881 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis neglecta Grube, 1870 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis nepiotoca (Caullery & Mesnil, 1916)
Species Syllis nepiotosa (Caullery & Mesnil, 1916) (unaccepted, lapsus calami; misspelling of nepiotoca)
Species Syllis nidarosiensis Bidenkap, 1907 (unaccepted, Spelling variation)
Species Syllis nidrosiensis Bidenkap, 1907 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis nigra Augener, 1925
Species Syllis nigrans Bobretzky, 1870 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis nigrescens Grube, 1878
Species Syllis nigricirris Grube, 1863
Species Syllis nigriscens Grube, 1878
Species Syllis nigropharyngea Day, 1951 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis nigropunctata Haswell, 1886
Species Syllis nigrovittata Czerniavsky, 1881 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis nigro-vittata Czerniavsky, 1881 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) nitida Verrill, 1900 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis normannica Claparède, 1863 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis notocera Ehlers, 1905
Species Syllis nuchalis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis oblonga Keferstein, 1862 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis obscura Grube, 1857
Species Syllis ochracea Marenzeller, 1875 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis oerstedi (Malmgren, 1867)
Species Syllis okadai Fauvel, 1934 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis oligochaeta Bobretzky, 1870 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis onkylochaeta Hartmann-Schröder, 1991
Species Syllis ortizi San Martín, 1992
Species Syllis palifica Ehlers, 1901 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis pallida Verrill, 1875 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis parapari San Martín & López, 2000
Species Syllis parturiens Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) parturiens Haswell, 1920 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) pectinans Haswell, 1920 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis pectinans Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis pellucida Ehlers, 1864 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis picta Grube, 1870 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis picta (Kinberg, 1866)
Species Syllis pigmentata (Chamberlin, 1919)
Species Syllis pilosa Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) plessisi Rullier, 1972 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis polycera Schmarda, 1861 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis pontica (Czerniavsky, 1881)
Species Syllis pontxioi San Martín & López, 2000
Species Syllis profunda Cognetti, 1955
Species Syllis prolifera Krohn, 1852
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) prolifera Krohn, 1852 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis prolixa Ehlers, 1901
Species Syllis pseudoarmillaris Nogueira & San Martín, 2002
Species Syllis pulchra Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis pulligera Krohn, 1852 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis pulvinata (Langerhans, 1881)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) pulvinata (Langerhans, 1881) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) punctulata Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis punctulata Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis quadridentata Czerniavsky, 1881 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis quadrifasciata Fischli, 1900
Species Syllis quaternaria Moore, 1906
Species Syllis ramosa McIntosh, 1879
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) regulata (unaccepted)
Species Syllis remex Chamberlin, 1919
Species Syllis riojai (San Martín, 1990)
Species Syllis robertianae McIntosh, 1885
Species Syllis rosea (Langerhans, 1879)
Species Syllis rubicunda Aguado, San Martín & Nishi, 2008
Species Syllis rubra Grube, 1857 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis rudolphi Delle Chiaje, 1841
Species Syllis rudolphiana Delle Chiaje, 1841 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) safrieli Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis sardai San Martín, 1992 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis scabra Ehlers, 1864 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis schmardiana Haswell, 1886 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis schulzi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) schulzi (Hartmann-Schröder, 1960) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) sclerolaema Ehlers, 1901 (unaccepted, invalid subgenus)
Species Syllis sclerolaema Ehlers, 1901
Species Syllis setoensis (Imajima, 1966)
Species Syllis setubalensis McIntosh, 1885 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis sexoculata Ehlers, 1864
Species Syllis simillima Claparède, 1864 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis (Ehlersia) simplex (Langerhans, 1879) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis singulisetis Grube, 1878
Species Syllis sol San Martín, 2004
Species Syllis solida Grube, 1878
Species Syllis spenceri Berkeley & Berkeley, 1938 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis spongicola Grube, 1855 (unaccepted, basionym)
Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) spongicola Grube, 1855 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis spongiphila Verrill, 1885 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis stenura Blanchard in Gay, 1849
Species Syllis stewarti Berkeley & Berkeley, 1941 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) stewarti (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1942) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis streptocephala Grube, 1857 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis syllisformis (Schmarda, 1861) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis taeniaeformis Haswell, 1886 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis tamarae Álvarez-Campos & Verdes, 2017
Species Syllis tiedemanni Delle Chiaje, 1841
Species Syllis tigrina Rathke, 1843 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) tigrinoides Augener, 1922 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) torquata Marion & Bobretzky, 1875 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis torquata Marion & Bobretzky, 1875
Species Syllis tortugaensis (Augener, 1922) (unaccepted, superseded recombination)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) tortugaensis Augener, 1922 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis (Haplosyllis) trifalcata Day, 1960 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis tripantu Álvarez-Campos & Verdes, 2017
Species Syllis tristanensis Day, 1954 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) tristanensis Day, 1954 (unaccepted, subjective synonym; alternate representation)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) truncata Haswell, 1920 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis truncata Haswell, 1920
Species Syllis truncata-criptica Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis truncata-cryptica Ben-Eliahu, 1977 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis tubifex Gosse, 1855 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis tyrrhena (Licher & Kuper, 1998)
Species Syllis umbricolor Grube, 1878
Species Syllis uncinigera Grube, 1878 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis unzima Simon, San Martín & Robinson, 2014
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) uschakovi Chlebovitsch, 1959 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis valida Grube, 1857
Species Syllis vancaurica Grube, 1867 (unaccepted, subjective synonym)
Species Syllis variegata Grube, 1860
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) variegata Grube, 1860 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis varlegata Grube, 1860 (unaccepted, lapsus calami)
Species Syllis velox Bobretzky, 1870 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) verruculosa Augener, 1913 (unaccepted, superseded original combination)
Species Syllis villenai Aguado, San Martín & ten Hove, 2008
Species Syllis violacea Grube, 1870
Species Syllis violaceoflava Grube, 1878
Species Syllis vittata Grube, 1840
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) vittata Grube, 1840 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) vivipara Krohn, 1869 (unaccepted)
Species Syllis vivipara Krohn, 1869
Species Syllis warrnamboolensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1987)
Species Syllis westheidei San Martín, 1984
Species Syllis yallingupensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1982)
Species Syllis ypsiloides Aguado, San Martín & ten Hove, 2008
Species Syllis zahri Sedick & Simon, 2019
Species Syllis zebra Grube, 1860 (unaccepted, basionym)
Species Syllis zonata (Haswell, 1833) (unaccepted)
Species Syllis (Typosyllis) zonata (Haswell, 1833) (unaccepted)
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Lamarck, J.B. (1818). [volume 5 of] Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, préséntant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; precedes d'une Introduction offrant la determination des caracteres essentiels de l'Animal, sa distinction du vegetal et desautres corps naturels, enfin, l'Exposition des Principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie. <em>Paris, Deterville.</em> vol 5: 612 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12886879
page(s): 317-318 [details]   
Note Type species S. monilaris Savigny 1818 in...  
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Type species Type species S. monilaris Savigny 1818 in Fauchald,1977. [details]
Etymology Syllis, also known as Hyllis, is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, being daughter of Hyllus and Iole, and mother of...  
Etymology Syllis, also known as Hyllis, is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, being daughter of Hyllus and Iole, and mother of Zeuxippus by Apollo.  [details]

Taxonomy San Martin (1992) included these genera as junior synonyms in Syllis: Ioida Johnston, 1840, Lalage F. Muller, 1858,...  
Taxonomy San Martin (1992) included these genera as junior synonyms in Syllis: Ioida Johnston, 1840, Lalage F. Muller, 1858, Trichosyllis Schmarda, 1861, Gnatosyllis Schmarda, 1861, Aporosyllis Quatrefages, 1865, Pagenstecheria Quatrefages, 1865, Chaetosyllis Malmgren, 1867, Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879, Ehlersia Quatrefages, 1865 (in part), Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881, Thoe Kinberg, 1866.
San Martin (1992:169) also stated: "Syllis is one of most difficult genera taxonomically of the Syllidae due to: the great diversity of the genus, with a large number of described species, the lack of good and detailed descriptions following uniform patterns, the lack of revisionary studies and redescriptions of old species, and the confusion existing in the generic nomenclature. As a result, Syllis is a genus with problems of nomenclature, with many described species and, for the most part, the descriptions are inadequate and incomplete. According to Campoy (1982), most of the described species are actually indeterminable.
Syllis was created by Savigny (1818, in Lamarck) [But see authority note]. Langerhans (1879) split the genus into four subgenera: Haplosyllis Langerhans, with only simple setae; Typosyllis Langerhans, with compound falcigers; Syllis Savigny in Lamarck, with some thick simple setae, together with compound falcigers; and Ehlersia Quatrefages, with spinigerous setae (see below) and falcigers. Fauvel (1923) adopted the division by Langerhans; followed by Bellan (1964), Amoureux (1972a; 1972b); Haswell (1920); Peres (1954); Rullier (1963; 1972); Uschakov (1955). Many others considered each subgenus as a true genus, as Rioja (1962, and other papers); Laubier (1966); Westheide (1974) and Fauchald (1977a). Hartman (1959) proposed the change of Ehlersia ex. auct. to Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881; however, not all authors followed this proposal; many authors continued using the name Ehlersia and others used Langerhansia, either as a genus or as a subgenus.
The following authorities used the genus Syllis divided into four subgenera (Haplosyllis, Syllis, Langerhansia and Typosyllis): Cantone (1976); Day (1967; 1973); Gardiner (1976); Hartman (1959; 1969, and other papers); Imajima (1966) and Imajima and Hartman (1964). The following authorities used Haplosyllis, Syllis, Langerhansia and Typosyllis as true genera: Amoureux (1982); Amoureux et at (1978); George (1979) and Campoy (1982). Furthermore, many other authors used different combinations. Augener (1913; 1918); Rioja (1941); and Verrill (1900) used Haplosyllis as a genus, and Syllis split into three subgenera, Syllis, Typosyllis and Ehlersia. Ben-Eliahu (1977) used Langerhansia as a genus, and Haplosyllis, Typosyllis and Syllis as subgenera of Syllis. Berkeley and Berkeley (1938), Cognetti (1957) and Pettibone (1963) used the genus Syllis not divided into any subgenera. Berkeley and Berkeley (1948) accepted Ehlersia as a subgenus. Hartmann-Schröder (1965; 1971; 1979, and later), and Gillandt (1979), used three genera, Syllis, Haplosyllis and Typosyllis, the last one divided into two subgenera: Typosyllis and Langerhansia. Finally, Dorsey and Phillips (1987) discussed the problem between Typosyllis and Ehlersia, and they considered the most accurate difference the relative lengths of the setal appendages.
San Martin (1984) proposed Haplosyllis as a separate genus, with relatively little relation with Syllis. In my opinion, the division of Syllis into Typosyllis, Ehlersia or Langerhansia, and Syllis, both as subgenera or genera, is an artificial division and it has been followed for practical reasons more than scientific ones."
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Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Syllis Lamarck, 1818. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129680 on 2019-11-20
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original description Lamarck, J.B. (1818). [volume 5 of] Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, préséntant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; precedes d'une Introduction offrant la determination des caracteres essentiels de l'Animal, sa distinction du vegetal et desautres corps naturels, enfin, l'Exposition des Principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie. <em>Paris, Deterville.</em> vol 5: 612 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12886879
page(s): 317-318 [details]   

original description  (of Ehlersia Quatrefages, 1865) Quatrefages, A. (1866). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <b>Volume 2.</b>. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 32-33 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Langerhansia 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): 395, 402 [details]   

original description  (of Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879) Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. <em>Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie.</em> 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
page(s): 526, 528-529 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Lycastis Savigny, 1822) Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. <em>Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 45 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Chaetosyllis 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): 44-45 [details]   

original description  (of Ioida Johnston, 1840) Johnston, George. (1840). Miscellanea Zoologica. The British Nereides (2). [Continued from vol. iii p. 295]. <em>Annals of Natural History or Magazine of Zoology, Botany and Geology, Series 1.</em> 4: 224-232, plates VI-VII., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3386335
page(s): 231 [details]   

original description  (of Isosyllis Ehlers, 1864) Ehlers, E. H. (1864). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985759
page(s): 251-252 [details]   

original description  (of Syllis (Typosyllis) Langerhans, 1879) Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. <em>Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie.</em> 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
page(s): 528-529 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Trichosyllis Schmarda, 1861) Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. <em>In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.</em> Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 73 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Gnathosyllis Schmarda, 1861) Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. <em>In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.</em> Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 69 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Pagenstecheria Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, A. (1866). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <b>Volume 2.</b>. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 40 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Aporosyllis Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, A. (1866). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <b>Volume 2.</b>. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 87 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Eurymedusa Kinberg, 1866) Kinberg, J. G. H. (1866). Annulata Nova. Continuatio. [various errantia & sedentaria]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(4): 239-258., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32339515
page(s): 249 [details]   

original description  (of Laomedora Kinberg, 1866) Kinberg, J. G. H. (1866). Annulata Nova. Continuatio. [various errantia & sedentaria]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(4): 239-258., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32339515
page(s): 250 [details]   

original description  (of Reductotyposyllis Hartmann-Schröder, 1974) Hartmann-Schröder, Gesa. (1974). Zur Kenntnis des Eulitorals der afrikanischen Westküste zwischen Angola und Kap der Guten Hoffnung und der afrikanischen Ostküste von Südafrika und Mocambique unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Polychaeten und Ostracoden. Teil II. Die Polychaeten des Untersuchungsgebietes. <em>Mitteilungen des Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museums und Instituts.</em> Ergänzungsband zu Band 69: 95-228.
page(s): 123 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Thoe Kinberg, 1866) Kinberg, J. G. H. (1866). Annulata Nova. Continuatio. [various errantia & sedentaria]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(4): 239-258., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32339515
page(s): 249 [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 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 San Martín, G. (2003). Annelida, Polychaeta II: Syllidae. <em>In: Ramos MA et al. (eds) Fauna Iberica, Vol 21, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid.</em> p 1-554. [details]   

additional source Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. <em>Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 43-44 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 

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Authority The taxon authority has long erroneously included Savigny. However, this inclusion is a misguided practice intended to give Savigny credit, rather than apply the ICZN Code. It is true that Lamarck published the name based on the mention of Syllis monilaris in the unpublished Fauna de Egypte manuscripts (the "Sav.Mss" in Lamarck), but Lamarck's description of Syllis is solely his own work. As noted by Lucas & Holthuis (1975) in another context "nowhere in the "Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres" have we been able to find a statement to the effect that the annelid text is written by anyone else than Lamarck. All through the Annelid part Lamarck cites himself as "je," "moi," etc., while he refers to Savigny as " M . Savigny" whom he often criticizes and whose classification he does not adopt." A contrary view with extensive commentary and historical detail is presented by Álvarez-Campos, Gil & San Martín (2015: 318). These authors cite Code Article 50 (section 50.1.1) in support of their view. However, this section requires Savigny alone to be the author of the text, and this is demonstrably not the case. Due to circumstance, Savigny had no involvement in the composition of Lamarck's text, and the final version of Savigny's text published in 1822 refers back to Lamarck's work. It is unclear if the unpublished "Sav.Mss", are still extant at the Paris Museum for comparison, taxon by taxon to shed further light on the matter. [details]

Etymology Syllis, also known as Hyllis, is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, being daughter of Hyllus and Iole, and mother of Zeuxippus by Apollo.  [details]

Grammatical gender feminine. Syllis is a Greek female name [details]

Taxonomy San Martin (1992) included these genera as junior synonyms in Syllis: Ioida Johnston, 1840, Lalage F. Muller, 1858, Trichosyllis Schmarda, 1861, Gnatosyllis Schmarda, 1861, Aporosyllis Quatrefages, 1865, Pagenstecheria Quatrefages, 1865, Chaetosyllis Malmgren, 1867, Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879, Ehlersia Quatrefages, 1865 (in part), Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881, Thoe Kinberg, 1866.
San Martin (1992:169) also stated: "Syllis is one of most difficult genera taxonomically of the Syllidae due to: the great diversity of the genus, with a large number of described species, the lack of good and detailed descriptions following uniform patterns, the lack of revisionary studies and redescriptions of old species, and the confusion existing in the generic nomenclature. As a result, Syllis is a genus with problems of nomenclature, with many described species and, for the most part, the descriptions are inadequate and incomplete. According to Campoy (1982), most of the described species are actually indeterminable.
Syllis was created by Savigny (1818, in Lamarck) [But see authority note]. Langerhans (1879) split the genus into four subgenera: Haplosyllis Langerhans, with only simple setae; Typosyllis Langerhans, with compound falcigers; Syllis Savigny in Lamarck, with some thick simple setae, together with compound falcigers; and Ehlersia Quatrefages, with spinigerous setae (see below) and falcigers. Fauvel (1923) adopted the division by Langerhans; followed by Bellan (1964), Amoureux (1972a; 1972b); Haswell (1920); Peres (1954); Rullier (1963; 1972); Uschakov (1955). Many others considered each subgenus as a true genus, as Rioja (1962, and other papers); Laubier (1966); Westheide (1974) and Fauchald (1977a). Hartman (1959) proposed the change of Ehlersia ex. auct. to Langerhansia Czerniavsky, 1881; however, not all authors followed this proposal; many authors continued using the name Ehlersia and others used Langerhansia, either as a genus or as a subgenus.
The following authorities used the genus Syllis divided into four subgenera (Haplosyllis, Syllis, Langerhansia and Typosyllis): Cantone (1976); Day (1967; 1973); Gardiner (1976); Hartman (1959; 1969, and other papers); Imajima (1966) and Imajima and Hartman (1964). The following authorities used Haplosyllis, Syllis, Langerhansia and Typosyllis as true genera: Amoureux (1982); Amoureux et at (1978); George (1979) and Campoy (1982). Furthermore, many other authors used different combinations. Augener (1913; 1918); Rioja (1941); and Verrill (1900) used Haplosyllis as a genus, and Syllis split into three subgenera, Syllis, Typosyllis and Ehlersia. Ben-Eliahu (1977) used Langerhansia as a genus, and Haplosyllis, Typosyllis and Syllis as subgenera of Syllis. Berkeley and Berkeley (1938), Cognetti (1957) and Pettibone (1963) used the genus Syllis not divided into any subgenera. Berkeley and Berkeley (1948) accepted Ehlersia as a subgenus. Hartmann-Schröder (1965; 1971; 1979, and later), and Gillandt (1979), used three genera, Syllis, Haplosyllis and Typosyllis, the last one divided into two subgenera: Typosyllis and Langerhansia. Finally, Dorsey and Phillips (1987) discussed the problem between Typosyllis and Ehlersia, and they considered the most accurate difference the relative lengths of the setal appendages.
San Martin (1984) proposed Haplosyllis as a separate genus, with relatively little relation with Syllis. In my opinion, the division of Syllis into Typosyllis, Ehlersia or Langerhansia, and Syllis, both as subgenera or genera, is an artificial division and it has been followed for practical reasons more than scientific ones."
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Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Type species Type species S. monilaris Savigny 1818 in Fauchald,1977. [details]