WoRMS taxon details

Magelona mirabilis (Johnston, 1865)

130271  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130271)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofMaea mirabilis Johnston, 1865) Johnston, G. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. <em>[book].</em> 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Magelona mirabilis (Johnston, 1865). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130271 on 2018-11-16
Date
action
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2007-01-29 13:03:46Z
changed
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description  (ofMagelona papillicornis McIntosh, 1878 non F. Müller, 1858) Müller, F. (1858). Einiges über die Annelidenfauna der Insel Santa Catharina an der brasilianischen Küste. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin.</em> 24(1): 211-220, plates VI-VII. (Aus einer brieflichen Mittheilung an Prof. Grube)., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32254#page/233/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofMaea mirabilis Johnston, 1865) Johnston, G. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. <em>[book].</em> 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofRhynophylla bitentaculata Carrington, 1865) Carrington, Benjamin. (1865). On the chaetopod annelides of the Southport sands. <em>Proceedings of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester.</em> 4: 176-188., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/48862346
page(s): 185; note: Carrington mentions in passing his MS name of Rhynophylla bitentaculata, but his heading was Maea mirabilis [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 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]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Jones, Meredith L. 1977. A redescription of Magelona papillicornis F. Muller, in D.J. Reish and K. Fauchald eds., Essays on Polychaetous Annelids in Memory of Dr. Olga Hartmam: Los Angeles, The Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California, p. 247-266.
page(s): 248 [details]   

redescription Fiege, D.; Licher, F.; Mackie, A.S.Y. (2000). A partial review of the European Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta): <i>Magelona mirabilis</i> redefined and <i>M. johnstoni</i> sp. nov. distinguished. <i>. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.</em> 80: 215-234. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Neotype BMNH 1999:2400 from original 1921.5.1.3023-3043, geounit Fife
From regional or thematic species database
Synonymy Synonym of M. papillicornis [but see note with M. papillicornis based on the article of Fiege et al. 2000 (Aphia-team)] [details]

Synonymy M. mirabilis is not a synonym of M. papillicornis, but both are considered valid species. M. papillicornis recorded from European waters by a number of authors had been shown by Jones (1977) to be a different species, for which he provisionally suggested to use the name M. mirabilis. Later it became obvious that two coexistent and morphologically similar species were confused under the name M. mirabilis (s. Fiege et al. 2000) [details]

From other sources
Identification All specimens identified after 1994 (the yesr M. johnstone became idenifiable, turn out to be M. johnstoni; all specimens from the 70s and 80s that were re-identified also prove to be M. johnstoni. So chances are good that everything identified as M. mirabilis in the Belgian part of the North Sea is actuall M. johnstoni, and that M. mirabilis does not occur, or at least not as abundantly as previously supposed. [details]
 

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English bristleworm  [details]