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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagelona johnstoni Fiege, Licher & Mackie, 2000 
AphiaID: 130269

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagelonidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagelona (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagelona F. Müller, 1858
Sources  original description Fiege, D.; Licher, F.; Mackie, A.S.Y. (2000). A partial review of the European Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta): Magelona mirabilis redefined and M. johnstoni sp. nov. distinguished. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 80: 215-234 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 226 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormagélone  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From other sources
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaie de la Seine [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBretagne [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEngland [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScotland [details]
Specimen  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype , locality Saint Andrews (Fife, Scotland(marine)) [details]
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface grazer [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A digging bristle worm with an oval, flattened head bearing two long palps covered with numerous
papillae. The long filiform body (up to 170 mm) can be separated into two different regions, each
characterised by short parapodia. The anterior region is coloured pale pink, the posterior region greenish grey with white patches. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The distribution of Magelona johnstoni was in both periods limited to the near-coastal zone, where the species was characterised by a rather uniform distribution and a high relative occurrence. Whereas M. johnstoni was found in maximum densities of about 200 ind./m2 in the 1976-1984 period, higher densities were found in the 1994-2001 period (up to approximately 9,000 ind./m2) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Although Magelona johnstoni is only absent in coarse-grained sediments the species displays a clear preference for finer sediments (150 to 300 μm), where the species reaches a relative occurrence of > 40%. A similar spectrum of occurrence is found with regard to the mud content; Magelona johnstoni reaches the highest relative occurrence in sediments with a mud content of 10-20%. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130269
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2007-01-29 13:03:46Z  checked  Fiege, Dieter
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Magelona johnstoni Fiege, Licher & Mackie, 2000. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130269 on 2014-08-27
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