Polychaetes of South Africa


More than 700 species of polychaetes are reported to occur in southern Africa in Day (1967). This excludes the sipunculids, echiurids and clitellates that are now known to fall within the ‘Polychaeta’. Here we include species that we have recorded during our research, and those that are recently described. Our intension is to keep adding species as they are revised. ( Click on the names of species to link to individual species pages)