Maine Biota Project

Segmented Worms of Maine

(Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Annelida)

Below is a working checklist of Maine’s segmented worms. Species attributed to Pollock (1998) are those that were reported as occurring between Cape Cod and Newfoundland.
Class Order Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Polychaeta Aciculata Glyceridae Glycera dibranchiata Ehlers two-gilled bloodworm Pollock (1998)
Polychaeta Canalipalpata Serpulidae Spirorbis borealis Daudin a tube worm

   Pollock, Leland W. 1998. A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press; New Brunswick, New Jersey. (ISBN 0-8135-2398-2)