Southward (1956) stated that "The type specimens are at present in the author's possession and will, in due course, be sent to the British Museum". However, the Zoological Collection Database of the Natural History Museum does not make any reference of type material of Aricidea minuta having been deposited in its collections (consulted online 12 May 2013 by João Gil).
Southward, Eve C. 1956. On some Polychaeta of the Isle of Man. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 9: 257-270.