Full name: World Polychaeta database UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Polychaeta
Version: 2014-03-01
Release date: 2014-03-01
Authors/editors: Read G., Fauchald K. (Ed.)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Annelida - Polychaeta
English name of the group: Bristle worms
Number of species: 11,115
Number of infraspecific taxa: 372
Number of synonyms: 7,569
Number of common names: 219
Total number of names: 19,275
Abstract: This global marine species list is part of the World Register of Marine Species database, which aims to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally. Data have been contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the WoRMS, hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Wellington, New Zealand; National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta