BIOTIC Species Information for Magelona mirabilis
Researched byWill Rayment Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byMike Kendall
Scientific nameMagelona mirabilis Common nameA bristleworm
MCS CodeP807 Recent SynonymsMagelona papillicornis. See additional information.

PhylumAnnelida Subphylum
Superclass ClassPolychaeta
Subclass OrderSpionida
SuborderMagelonoidea FamilyMagelonidae
GenusMagelona Speciesmirabilis

Additional InformationMagelona papillicornis is not a true synonym. Magelona papillicornis has not changed its name and still exists off the coasts of Brazil. However, Magelona mirabilis includes the north east Atlantic animals that were once called Magelona papillicornis (M. Kendall, pers. comm.). See Jones (1977) for further taxonomic information.

For detailed notes on the identification of European Magelona sp., see Fiege et al. (2000).

Taxonomy References Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Howson & Picton, 1997, Fish & Fish, 1996, Fiege et al., 2000, Jones, 1977,
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