Faculty and Staff
WU Xuwen
Title: Associate Professor
Research Field: Marine Biology
Department: Department of Marine Organism Taxonomy & Phylogeny
Tel/Fax: +86532-82898773
More: Director

2019 – present, Associate Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese

Academy of Sciences
2013 – 2018, Assistant Researcher, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Ph.D., 2013, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China.
B.S. , 2008, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.


Research Interests
Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Biogeography of Polychaetes


Selected Publications
1. Xuwen Wu, Sergio I. Salazar-Vallejo, Kuidong Xu*. Two new species of Sternaspis Otto, 1821 (Polychaeta: Sternaspidae) from China seas. Zootaxa, 2015, 4052(3): 373-382.
2. Xuwen Wu, Kuidong Xu*. Diversity of Sternaspidae (Annelida: Terebellida) in the South China Sea, with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa, 2017a, 4244(3): 403-415.
3. Xuwen Wu, Kuidong Xu*. Neotypification of Onuphis fukianensis Uschakov & Wu, 1962 and description of a new species of Onuphis (Annelida: Onuphidae) from China seas. Zootaxa, 2017b, 4291(2): 347-360.
4. Xuwen Wu, Kuidong Xu*. Levensteiniella manusensis sp. nov., a new polychaete species (Annelida: Polynoidae) from deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Manus Back-Arc Basin, Western Pacific. Zootaxa, 2018, 4388(1): 102-110.
5. Xuwen Wu, Kuidong Xu*. Two species of Hyalinoecia Malmgren, 1866 (Polychaeta: Onuphidae) from the South China Sea, with the first record of Hyalinoecia papillata from China. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2018, 37(10): 140-144.
6. Xuwen Wu, Zifeng Zhan, Kuidong Xu*. Two new and two rarely known species of Branchinotogluma (Annelida: Polynoidae) from deep-sea hydrothermal vents of the Manus Back-Arc Basin, with remarks on the diversity and biogeography of vent polynoids. Deep-sea Research Part I, 2019, 149, 103051.
7. Regan Drennan*, Helena Wiklund, Greg W. Rouse, Magdalena N. Georgieva, Xuwen Wu, Genki Kobayashi, Kenji Yoshino, Adrian G. Glover. Taxonomy and phylogeny of mud owls (Annelida: Sternaspidae), including a new synonymy and new records from the Southern Ocean, North East Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean: challenges in morphological delimitation. Marine Biodiversity, 2019, 1-39.
8. Ben Yang*, Michael Steiner*, James D. Schiffbauer, Tara Selly, Xuwen Wu, Cong Zhang, Pengju Liu. Ultrastructure of Ediacaran cloudinids suggests diverse taphonomic histories and affinities with non-biomineralized annelids. Scientific Reports, 2020, 10, 535.