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  Order Sabellida

Family Sabellidae

    Genus Manayunkia -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Amphicorina
    Genus Amphiglena
    Genus Aracia
    Genus Augeneriella
    Genus Bansella
    Genus Bispira
    Genus Branchiomma
    Genus Brifacia
    Genus Calcisabella
    Genus Caobangia
    Genus Chone
    Genus Desdemona
    Genus Dialychone
    Genus Distylidia
    Genus Euchone
    Genus Euchonella
    Genus Eudistylia
    Genus Euratella
    Genus Fabricia
    Genus Fabricinuda
    Genus Fabriciola
    Genus Fabrisabella
    Genus Hypsicomus
    Genus Jasmineira
    Genus Laonome
    Genus Megalomma
    Genus Monroika
    Genus Myxicola
    Genus Novafabricia
    Genus Oriopsis
    Genus Panousea
    Genus Parafabricia
    Genus Parasabella
    Genus Perkinsiana
    Genus Potamethus
    Genus Potamilla
    Genus Potaspina
    Genus Pseudabriciola
    Genus Pseudoaugeneriella
    Genus Pseudobranchiomma
    Genus Pseudofabricia
    Genus Sabella
    Genus Sabellastarte
    Genus Sabellina
    Genus Sabellomma
    Genus Sabellonga
    Genus Sabina
    Genus Schizobranchia
    Genus Spirographis
    Genus Stylomma
    Genus Terebrasabella

Taxon Information

The Family Sabellidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Sabellidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 22 species in 8 genera worldwide, 2 Nearctic species in 2 genera] (Glasby & Timm, 2008).
  • Sabellidae, 1 species with a wide but spotty distribution, typically in large lakes and rivers; exclusively freshwater [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Sabellidae, (Foster, 1972).
  • Sabellidae, (Hartman, 1959).


  • Glasby, C.J. & T. Timm. 2008. Global diversity of polychaetes (Polychaeta; Annelida) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 107-115. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • Foster, N. 1972. Freshwater polychaetes (Annelida) of North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual 4. 15 pp. [Available online]
  • Hartman, O. 1959. Polychaeta. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 538-541.

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