Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Ehlersileanira incisa (Grube, 1877)




Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Afrotropical Region

  • Congo

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Great Barrier Reef, NE coast
  • Papua New Guinea

Nearctic Region

  • United States of America
    • Florida

Neotropical Region

  • Brazil

Oriental Region

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines

Palaearctic Region

  • Japan

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, continental slope, mud bottom, sand bottom, sublittoral.

Extra Ecological Information

Down to 930 m depth.



Sthenelais simplex.
—Treadwell, A.L. 1901. The Polychaetous annelids of Porto Rico. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, Washington 20: 181–210 [187].
—Treadwell, A.L. 1939. Polychaetous Annelids of Porto Rica and vicinity. Scientific survey of Porto Rica and the Virgin Islands. New York Academy of Sciences 16(2): 151–319 [193, fig. 23].

Leanira incisa.
—Monro, C.C.A. 1930. Polychaete Worms. Discovery Reports 82: 1–222 [70].
—Hartman, O. 1944. Polychaetous annelids. Part V. Eunicea. Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 10: 1–239 [13, pls 1–2].
—Fauvel, P. 1953. The Fauna of India, including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya. Annelida Polychaeta. Allahabad : The Indian Press 1–507 pp. [9].
—Hartman, O. 1959. Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 & 2. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation 23: 1–628 [120].
—Rullier, F. 1964. Contribution à la faune des Annélides polychètes du Cameroun. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de l'Afrique du Nord 26A(4): 1071–1102 [1081].

Leanira izuensis.
—Hartman, O. 1959. Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 & 2. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation 23: 1–628 [116].

Sthenolepis izuensis.
—Hartman, O. 1965. Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Supplement 1960–1965 and index. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation 23: 1–197 [14].

Sthenolepis incisa.
—Day, J.H. 1967. A Monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Pt 1, Erranta pp. 1–458; Pt 2, Sedentaria pp. 459–878. London : Publication of the British Museum (Natural History) [113].

Ehlersileanira incisa.
—Temperini, M.T. 1981. Sistemètica e distribuiçao dos poliquetas errantes da plataforma continental entre as latitudes de 23º 05'S e 30º 00'S. [Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis]. Boletim Biológico. Laboratório de Parasitologia. Faculdade de Medicina de Sao Paulo. 1–89 pp. [9, figs 16–21].
—Amaral, A.C.Z. & Nonato, E.F. 1984. Anelideos poliquetas de Costa Brasileira: 4. Polyodontidae, Pholoidae, Sigalionidae, e Eulepethidae. Brasilia 4: 1–54 [20, figs 26–30].
—Lana, P.C. 1984. Anelideos poliquetas errantes do litoral do Estado do Paraná. [Unpublished D. Sc. Thesis]. Boletim do Instituto Oceanográfico, Sao Paulo. 2751– pp. [46, fig. 44].
—Lana, P.C. 1991. Sigalionidae (Polychaeta) from the Coast of Paraná (SE Brazil) and adjacent areas. Ophelia Supplement 5: 121–132 [131].


as Sthenelais luxuriosa.
—Treadwell, A.L. 1920. Polychaetous Annelids of collected by the U.S. Fisheries steamer 'Albatross' in the waters adjacent to the Philippine Islands in 1907–1910. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 100: 589–602 [592].


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Feb-2022 15-Jul-2014 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)