Nataliya Budaeva


Associate Professor


Department of Natural History University Museum of Bergen


Taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny, development and biogeography of marine annelids (polychaetes), evolution of the deep-sea fauna 




Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Hektoen M.M., Willassen E., Budaeva N. 2022. Phylogeny and cryptic diversity of Diopatra (Onuphidae, Annelida) in the East Atlantic. Biology 11 (2): 327. DOI
  2. Borisova P., Budaeva N. 2022. First molecular phylogeny of Lumbrineridae (Annelida). Diversity 14 (2): 83. DOI
  3. Kremenetskaia A., Gebruk A., Alt C.H.S., Budaeva N. 2021. New and poorly known species of Peniagone (Holothuroidea, Elpidiidae) from the northwest Pacific Ocean with discussion on phylogeny of the genus. Diversity 3 (11): 541. DOI
  4. Zanol J., Carrera-Parra L.F., Steiner T.M., Amaral A.C.Z., Wiklund H., Ravara A., Budaeva N. 2021. The current state of Eunicida (Annelida) systematics and biodiversity. Diversity 13 (2): 74. DOI
  5. Gunton L.M., Kupriyanova E.K., Alvestad T., Avery L., Blake J.A., Biriukova O., Böggemann M., Borisova P.B., Budaeva N., et al. 2021. Annelids of the eastern Australian abyss collected by the 2017 RV ‘Investigator’ voyage. ZooKeys, 1020: 1 DOI
  6. Tzetlin A., Budaeva N., Vortsepneva E., Helm C. 2020. New insights into the morphology and evolution of the ventral pharynx and jaws in Histriobdellidae (Eunicida, Annelida). Zoological Letters, 6 (1): 1-19. DOI
  7. O´Hara T.D., Williams A., Ahyong S.T., Alderslade P., Alvestad T., Bray D., Burghardt I., Budaeva N., et al. 2020. The lower bathyal and abyssal seafloor fauna of eastern Australia. Marine Biodiversity Records, 13 (1): 1-27. DOI
  8. Borisova P., Budaeva N. 2020. Helmutneris vadum, a new species of Lumbrineridae (Annelida) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa, 4877: 413-421. DOI
  9. Elgetany A.H., Rensburg H. van, Hektoen M.M., Matthee C., Budaeva N., Simon C.A., Struck T.H. 2020. Species delineation in the speciation grey zone—The case of Diopatra (Annelida, Onuphidae). Zoologica Scripta, 49 (4): 516-534. DOI
  10. Vedenin A,. Mokievsky V., Soltwedel T., Budaeva N. 2019. The temporal variability of the macrofauna at the deep-sea observatory HAUSGARTEN (Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean). Polar Biology, 42 (3): 527-540. DOI
  11. Borisova P., Schepetov D., Budaeva N. 2018. Aponuphis Kucheruk, 1978 (Annelida: Onuphidae) from western African waters. Invertebrate Zoology, 15: 19-41. PDF
  12. Vortsepneva E., Tzetlin A., Budaeva N. 2017. Morphogenesis and fine structure of the developing jaws of Mooreonuphis stigmatis (Onuphidae, Annelida). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 267: 49-62. DOI
  13. Kongsrud J.A., Bakken T., Oug E., Alvestad T., Nygren, A. Kongshavn K., Budaeva N., Capa M., Willassen E. 2017. Assessing species diversity in marine bristle worms (Annelida, Polychaeta): integrating barcoding with traditional morphology-based taxonomy. Genome 60 (11): 956-957
  14. Vedenin A., Budaeva N., Mokievsky V., Pantke C., Soltwedel T., Gebruk.A. 2016. Spatial distribution patterns in macrobenthos along a latitudinal transect at the deep-sea observatory HAUSGARTEN. Deep-Sea Research I, 114: 90-98. DOI
  15. Arias A., Paxton H., Budaeva N. 2016. Redescription and biology of Diopatra neapolitana (Annelida: Onuphidae), a protandric hermaphrodite with external spermaducal papillae. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 174: 1-17. DOI
  16. Soltwedel T., Bauerfeind E., Bergmann M., Bracher A., Budaeva, N. et al. 2016. Natural variability or anthropogenically-induced variation? Insights from 15 years of multidisciplinary observations at the arctic marine LTER site HAUSGARTEN. Ecological Indicators, 65: 89-102. DOI
  17. Budaeva N., Schepetov D., Zanol J., Neretina T., Willassen E. 2016. When molecules support morphology: Phylogenetic reconstruction of the family Onuphidae (Eunicida, Annelida) based on 16S rDNA and 18S rDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 94: 791–801. DOI
  18. Alvestad T., Budaeva N. 2015. Neosabellides lizae, a new species of Ampharetidae (Annelida) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa, 4019: 61–69. DOI
  19. Paxton H., Budaeva N. 2015. Minibrachium, a new subgenus of Rhamphobrachium Annelida: Onuphidae) from Australia with the description of three new species. Zootaxa, 4019: 621–634. DOI
  20. Budaeva N. 2015. Nothria nikitai, a new species of bristle worms (Annelida, Onuphidae) from the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean. Marine Biodiversity, 45: 169–174. DOI
  21. Budaeva N.E., Jirkov I.A, Savilova T.A., Paterson G.L.J. 2014. Deep-sea fauna of European seas: An annotated species check-list of benthic invertebrates living deeper than 2000 m in the seas bordering Europe. Polychaeta. Invertebrate Zoology, 11:217–230.
  22. Budaeva N., Pyataeva S., Meißner K. 2014. Development of the deep-sea viviparous quill worm Leptoecia vivipara (Hyalinoeciinae, Onuphidae, Annelida). Invertebrate Biology, 133: 242–260. DOI
  23. Budaeva N., Paxton. H. 2013. Nothria and Anchinothria (Annelida: Onuphidae) from Eastern Australian waters with a discussion of ontogenetic variation of diagnostic characters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 93: 1481–1502. DOI
  24. Budaeva N., Rogacheva A. 2013. Colonization of the Arctic Ocean by two cosmopolitan genera of marine invertebrates. Invertebrate Zoology, 10: 127–142. PDF
  25. Paxton H., Budaeva N. 2013. Paradiopatra (Annelida: Onuphidae) from eastern Australian waters, with the description of six new species. Zootaxa, 3686: 140–164. DOI
  26. Kongsrud J.A., Budaeva N.E., Barnich R., Oug E., Bakken T. 2013. Benthic polychaetes from the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the Azores and the Reykjanes Ridge. Marine Biology Research, 9: 516–546. DOI
  27. Budaeva N. 2012. Leptoecia midatlantica, a new species of the deep-sea quill-worms (Polychaeta: Onuphidae: Hyalinoeciinae) from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Zootaxa, 3176: 45–60. DOI
  28. Budaeva N., Fauchald K. 2011. Phylogeny of the Diopatra generic complex with a revision of Paradiopatra Ehlres, 1887 (Polychaeta: Onuphidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 163: 319–436. DOI
  29. Oevelen van D., Bergmann M., Soetaert K.E.R., Bauerfeind E., Hasemann C., Klages M., Schewe I., Soltwedel T., Budaeva N.E. 2011. Carbon flows in the benthic food web at the deep-sea observatory HAUSGARTEN (Fram Strait). Deep-Sea Research I, 58: 1069–1083. DOI
  30. Budaeva N., Fauchald, K. 2010. Larval development of Mooreonuphis stigmatis (Treadwell 1922) (Polychaeta: Onuphidae) from the north-east Pacific. Marine Biology Research, 6: 6–24. DOI
  31. Gebruk A.V., Budaeva N.E., King N.J. 2010. Bathyal benthic fauna of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the Azores and the Reykjanes Ridge. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 90: 1–14. DOI
  32. Paterson G.L.J., Glover A.G., Frojan C.B., Whitaker A., Budaeva N., Chimonides J., Doner S. 2009. A census of abyssal polychaetes. Deep-Sea Research II, 56: 1739–1746. DOI
  33. Budaeva N., Fauchald K. 2008. Diopatra tuberculantennata, a new species of Onuphidae (Polychaeta) from Belize with a key to onuphids from the Caribbean Sea. Zootaxa, 1795: 29–45. DOI
  34. Budaeva N.E., Mokievsky V.O., Soltwedel T., Gebruk A.V. 2008. Horizontal distribution patterns in Arctic deep-sea macrobenthic communities. Deep-Sea Research I, 55: 1167–1178. DOI
  35. Budaeva N.E. 2008. Paradiopatra kirkegaardi – a new species name for P. fauchaldi (Kirkegaard 1988) (Polychaeta, Onuphidae). Zoologicheskij Zhurnal, 87: 1034–1040. (in Russian)
  36. Galkin S.V., Kamenskaya О.Е., Budaeva N.E. 2008. Composition and structure of benthic communities in hydrothermal areas Broken Spur, Lost City and Rainbow (Mid-Atlantic Ridge). Bulletin MOIP (Section Biology), 113: 24–32. (in Russian)
  37. Molodtsova T.N., Budaeva N.E. 2007. Modifications of corallum morphology in black corals as an effect of associated fauna. Bulletin of Marine Science, 81: 469–480.
  38. Budaeva N. 2005. Lumbrineridae Malmgren, 1867 (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Sea of Okhotsk. Invertebrate Zoology, 2(2): 181–202. (in Russian) DOI
  39. Soltwedel T., Bauerfeind E., Bergmann M., Budaeva N., et al. 2005. HAUSGARTEN: Multidisciplinary investigations at a deep-sea, long-term observatory in the Arctic Ocean. Oceanography, 18: 47–61. DOI

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MAnDAriN - Marine Annelid Diversity in Arctic Norway