WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagelona papillicornis F. Müller, 1858

130272

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Species
marine
Müller, F. (1858). Einiges über die Annelidenfauna der Insel Santa Catharina an der brasilianischen Küste. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin. 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 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution [Either M. mirabilis or M. johnstoni, long...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution [Either M. mirabilis or M. johnstoni, long wrongly represented as]M. papillicornis occurs in almost the entire area, in the North Sea as weil as in the estuarine areas. The species is very abundant in the area south of the Oyster Ground, but is scarce in the southern part of the Southern Bight and at the central Oyster Ground. The highest biomass values are found in the eastern part of the area. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution M. papillicornis F. Müller, 1858 does not...  
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution M. papillicornis F. Müller, 1858 does not occur in ERMS area (s. note Synonymy) (D. Fiege) [details]
Fiege, D.; Bellan, G. (2007). Magelona papillicornis. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130272 on 2017-11-19

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original description Müller, F. (1858). Einiges über die Annelidenfauna der Insel Santa Catharina an der brasilianischen Küste. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin. 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 

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 Day, J. H. (1967). [Sedentaria] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. 459–842., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

redescription 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): 247 [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology The larvae of [Either M. mirabilis or M. johnstoni]occur in the plankton of the North Sea from April-May to August and sometimes as late as October.

[Either M. mirabilis or M. johnstoni, long wrongly represented as] M. papillicornis can burrow down to a substantial depth, probably without making a permanent tube. The species is moreover able to swim temporarily. M. papillicornis selectively collects suspended and deposited particies, e.g. diatoms and all kinds of detritus. lt forms a common food item for juvenile fish (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973; Fauchald & Jumars, 1979; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution [Either M. mirabilis or M. johnstoni, long wrongly represented as]M. papillicornis occurs in almost the entire area, in the North Sea as weil as in the estuarine areas. The species is very abundant in the area south of the Oyster Ground, but is scarce in the southern part of the Southern Bight and at the central Oyster Ground. The highest biomass values are found in the eastern part of the area. [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution M. papillicornis F. Müller, 1858 does not occur in ERMS area (s. note Synonymy) (D. Fiege) [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat The species prefers fine sands, but also occurs in medium sand mixed with mud (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Wolff, 1973). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology A long, threadlike species that is usually a few centimetres long and composed of up to 150 segments. Two body regions can be discerned, both with short parapodia. The characteristic flattened head bears a pair of very long palps covered with nurnerous papillae. The palps and anterior region are pink, while the posterior region is greenish grey with white blotches (Hartmann-Schröder, 1971; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy According to several authors, M. papillicornis is widespread in Europe, and even the dominant species in some areas, such as the North Sea. In fact, M. papillicornis is a species described from Brazil, which does not occur in European waters. Specimens identified as M. papillicornis are either M. mirabilis or M. johnstoni. These two species are very similar, and co-occur in European waters; M. johnstoni has only recently been recognised as different from M. mirabilis[details]
 

Feeding Type
deposit feeder [details]
suspension feeder [details]