CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Annelida (phylum)  »  Polychaeta (class)  »  Phyllodocida (order)  »  Syllidae (family)

CAAB Code: 22 066131 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Megasyllis corruscans   (Haswell, 1885)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 22 - Annelida Segmented worms
Family: 22 66 Syllidae (polychaete worms) - show full list
Common Name: [a polychaete worm]
Organism Type: a polychaete worm
Synonyms: Typosyllis corruscans Eusyllis brevicirrata Odontosyllis corruscans
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 22 066917     Megasyllis spp.
Taxon Notes:Records from New Zealand require verification.
Scientific Name Notes:Includes animals previously identified as Eusyllis brevicirrata that have a colour pattern of dark green to dark brown dorsally, light red or orange ventrally, with bright crimson prostomium.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
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
verified against
San Martín, G., Hutchings, P.A., Aguado, M.T., 2008. Syllinae (Polychaeta Syllidae) from Australia. Part 2. Genera Inermosyllis, Megasyllis n. gen., Opisthosyllis, and Trypanosyllis., Zootaxa, Vol. 1840: 1-53.
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