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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Annelida (phylum)  »  Polychaeta (class)  »  Eunicida (order)  »  Eunicidae (family)

CAAB Code: 22 024001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Eunice vittata   (Delle Chiaje, 1828)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 22 - Annelida Segmented worms
Family: 22 24 Eunicidae (polychaete worms) - show full list
Common Name: [a polychaete worm]
Organism Type: a polychaete worm
Synonyms: Eunice indica (misidentification)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Special purpose listing - see taxon notes
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 22 024901     Eunice spp.
Taxon Notes:This species was originally described from the Mediterranean, and while it has been widely recorded from most oceans, it is likely that many of these records actually refer to other species. Most records from Australia actually refer to Leodice australis, others are in poor condition and cannot be identified with certainty. It is unlikely that this species occurs in Australia or New Zealand. See Zanol et al, 2020.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Cleveland J1050201
MoV 4399
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Australian Biological Resources Study (Houston, K. + others, editors), 2000-, Australian Faunal Directory. World Wide Web electronic publication, http:
Scientific Name
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Zanol, J., Hutchings, P.A., Fauchald, K., 2020. Eunice sensu latu (Annelida: Eunicidae) from Australia: description of seven new species and comments on previously reported species of the genera Eunice, Leodice and Nicidion., Zootaxa, Vol. 4748(1): 1-43. . doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4748.1.1
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