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Sphaerosyllis  Claparede, 1863
Taxonomic Serial No.: 65735

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 1997   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumAnnelida  – annelids, annélides, Anelídeo, minhoca, sanguessuga  
                ClassPolychaeta  – paddle-footed annelids, polychaetes, polychètes, corrupto, poliqueto  
                         FamilySyllidae Grube, 1850  
                            GenusSphaerosyllis Claparede, 1863  
    Direct Children:  
                               Species Sphaerosyllis aciculata   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis benedicti   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis bilobata   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis brandhorsti   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis bulbosa   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis californiensis   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis capensis   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis centroamericana Hartmann-schroeder, 1959  
                               Species Sphaerosyllis erinaceus   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis fortuita   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis glandulata   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis hirsuta   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis hystrix Claparede  
                               Species Sphaerosyllis labrinthophila   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis longicauda   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis magnidentata   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis mirusata   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis ovigera Langerhans, 1879  
                               Species Sphaerosyllis pirifera   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis piriferopsis   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis riseri   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis semiverrucosa   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis sublaevis Ehlers, 1913  
                               Species Sphaerosyllis taylori   
                               Species Sphaerosyllis tetralix Eliason, 1920  

  Expert: Kristian Fauchald  
  Notes: Research Zoologist, Curator of Worms, Department of Systematic Biology, Invertebrate Zoology Section, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA   
  Reference for: Sphaerosyllis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Sphaerosyllis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Fauchald, K.  
  Publication Date: 1977   
  Article/Chapter Title: The polychaete worms: Definitions and keys to the orders, families, and genera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series 28   
  Page(s): 190   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Source of authority and some synonomy for genera   
  Reference for: Sphaerosyllis   

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