Oxydromus humesi (Pettibone, 1961)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Parasyllidea humesi Pettibone, 1961 (protonym)


Conservation Status

Last recorded in or before 1961.

Rediscovered in or before 2015.



Republic of Congo & Rio San Pedro salt marsh, Cádiz Bay, Iberian Peninsula, Spain


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pettibone, Marian H. (1961). New species of polychaete worms from the Atlantic Ocean, with a revision of the Dorvilleidae. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 74: 167-186.


Other references:

Martin, D., Nygren, A., Hjelmstedt, P., Drake, P. and Gil, J. (2015). On the enigmatic symbiotic polychaete ‘Parasyllidea’ humesi Pettibone, 1961 (Hesionidae): taxonomy, phylogeny and behaviour. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174(3): 429-446. [Abstract]

Read, G. and Fauchald, K. (eds.). (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Oxydromus humesi (Pettibone, 1961). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-10-29


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