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:

Jimenez, Miguel Angel Meca. (2015). Study of the population of the symbiotic polychaete Oxydromus humesi hosted by the bivalve Scrobicularia plana in Cádiz Bay. Bachelor's thesis, Universitat de Girona.

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.

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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