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Fredrik Pleijel


Fredrik Pleijel
+46 31 786 9679

Postal Address: Tjärnö, 45296 Strömstad
Visiting Address: Tjärnö , 45296 Strömstad

Department of Marine Sciences (More Information)
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B , 413 19 Göteborg

About Fredrik Pleijel

Research interests
Assessment of polychaete phylogeny based on combined morphological and molecular data. Polychaete phylogeny is currently in a state of flux, but we are (hopefully) on our way to resolve the relationships among the major clades of polychaetes and annelids. My work is concentrated on the relationships within aciculate (“errant”) polychaetes, a group that includes around 5.000 species worldwide, together with more detailed studies and revisions of aciculate subgroups, mainly Hesionidae and Phyllodocidae. Other interests include biological nomenclature and the PhyloCode (an alternative taxonomic naming system to the current, Linnaean one) and to develop identification literature.

“Worms” in general does not appeal much to layman (except possibly as bait), at least not from an aestethical point of view, but by means of photography of live animals and electron microscopy I attempt to document the underestimated beauty of these animals.

Funded by The Swedish Research Council.

Latest publications

Molecular and morphometric analyses identify new lineages within a large Eumida (Annelida) species complex
M. A. L. Teixeira, P. E. Vieira, Fredrik Pleijel, B. R. Sampieri, A. Ravara et al.
Zoologica Scripta, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Species delimitation in Amblyosyllis (Annelida, Syllidae)
M. T. Aguado, M. Capa, D. Lago-Barcia, J. Gil, Fredrik Pleijel et al.
Plos One, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Phylogeny, evolution and mitochondrial gene order rearrangement in scale worms (Aphroditiformia, Annelida)
Yanjie Zhang, Jin Sun, Greg W. Rouse, Helena Wiklund, Fredrik Pleijel et al.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Free-living calamyzin chrysopetalids (Annelida) from methane seeps, anoxic basins, and whale falls
C. Watson, J. Ignacio Carvajal, N. G. Sergeeva, Fredrik Pleijel, G. W. Rouse
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Articulating "Archiannelids": Phylogenomics and Annelid Relationships, with Emphasis on Meiofaunal Taxa
S. C. S. Andrade, M. Novo, G. Y. Kawauchi, K. Worsaae, Fredrik Pleijel et al.
Molecular Biology and Evolution, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Bertil Åkesson (1928-2013) obituary.
Arne Nygren, Thomas Dahlgren, Fredrik Pleijel, Helena Wiklund, Tomas Cedhagen et al.
Memoires of Museum Victoria, Magazine article 2014
Magazine article

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G. W. Rouse, Fredrik Pleijel
Zootaxa, Review article 2008
Review article


Identifying new polychaetes in Scandinavia with the barcode gene COI
Arne Nygren, Erika Norlinder, Fredrik Pleijel
Poster, Ninth International Polychaete conference 12-17 Augusti 2007, Poster 2007

A molecular phylogeny of annelids
V. Rousset, Fredrik Pleijel, G. Rouse, Christer Erséus, M. E. Siddall
Cladistics, Journal article 2007
Journal article

Greg W Rouse, Fredrik Pleijel
Zootaxa, Journal article 2007
Journal article


A revision of Syllidia (Psamathini, Hesionidae, Polychaeta)
C. Ruta, Fredrik Pleijel
Journal of Natural History, Journal article 2006
Journal article

Snarlika havsborstmaskar i svenska vatten.
Fredrik Pleijel, Arne Nygren
Fauna & Flora, Magazine article 2006
Magazine article

Taxonomic surrogacy in biodiversity assessments, and the meaning of Linnaean ranks
Y. Bertrand, Fredrik Pleijel, G. W. Rouse
Systematics and Biodiversity, Journal article 2006
Journal article

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