BIOTIC Species Information for Capitella capitata
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameCapitella capitata Common nameGallery worm
MCS CodeP907 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderCapitellida
Suborder FamilyCapitellidae
GenusCapitella Speciescapitata

Additional InformationCapitella capitata represents a complex (Grassle & Grassle, 1976) of over ten sibling species (Gamenick & Giere, 1997). While the species of this complex show only slight differences in adult morphology, they differ clearly in ontogenetic, ecological and genetic features (Gamenick & Giere, 1997) and have distinct reproductive modes (Grassle & Grassle, 1976).
Taxonomy References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Howson & Picton, 1997, Gamenick & Giere, 1997, Grassle & Grassle, 1976,
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