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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagelona papillicornis F. Müller, 1858 
AphiaID: 130272

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
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagelona F. Müller, 1858
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagelona F. Müller, 1858
Sources  original description Grube, A.E. 1858. Einiges über die Annelidenfauna der Insel Santa Catharina an der brasilianischen Küste. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin, 24(1): 211-220. [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]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEgyptian part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTunis Gulf [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 editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [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 (inaccurate[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea (inaccurate[details]
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder [details]
suspension feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (45 publications) 
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 ITIS
Notes 
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130272
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2007-01-29 13:03:46Z  changed  Fiege, Dieter
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Magelona papillicornis. 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=130272 on 2014-07-22
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