Nereiphylla pusilla (Claparède, 1870)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Anaitis pusilla Claparède, 1870 (original combination); Paranaitis pusilla (Claparède, 1870); Phyllodoce pusilla (Claparède, 1870); Phyllodoce (Nereiphylla) pusilla (Claparède, 1870); Phyllodoce nana Saint-Joseph, 1906; Phyllodoce (Nereiphylla) nana Saint-Joseph, 1906; Genetyllis nana (Saint Joseph, 1906)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in or before 1993.



"Mediterranean Sea: France; Italy (Gulf of Naples; Sicily); northern Africa. Atlantic Ocean: Canary Islands." (Read & Fauchald, 2021)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Claparède, Édouard. (1870). Les Annélides Chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Supplément. Mémoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève. 20(2): 365-542.


Other references:

Pleijel, Fredrik and Mackie, Andrew S. Y. (1993). Nereiphylla pusilla (Polycheta, Phyllodocidae) rediscovered and redescribed from Sicily. Vie et Milieu 43(2-3): 155-160.

Read, G. and Fauchald, K. (eds.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Nereiphylla pusilla (Claparède, 1870). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-10-29


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