WoRMS taxon details

Magelona johnstoni Fiege, Licher & Mackie, 2000

130269  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130269)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Holotype  , locality Saint Andrews (Fife, Scotland(marine))  
Holotype , locality Saint Andrews (Fife, Scotland(marine)) [details]
Description A digging bristle worm with an oval, flattened head bearing two long palps covered with numerous
papillae. The long...  
Description 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]

Distribution The distribution of Magelona johnstoni was in both periods limited to the near-coastal zone, where the species was...  
Distribution 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]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Magelona johnstoni Fiege, Licher & Mackie, 2000. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130269 on 2018-04-23
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2007-01-29 13:03:46Z
checked
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed

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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]   

basis of record Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

context source (Schelde) Sistermans W. C. H.; Craeymeersch, J. (2004). MWTL biological monitoring network Westerschelde: Macrofauna. Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands, MARES - Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Netheralnds. Metadata available at http://data.nioo.knaw.nl/imis.php?module=dataset&dasid=587.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype , locality Saint Andrews (Fife, Scotland(marine)) [details]
From other sources
Description 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]

Distribution 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]

Habitat 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]
 

LanguageName 
French magélone  [details]