WoRMS name details

Maea Johnston, 1865

325168  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325168)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus

Species Maea mirabilis Johnston, 1865 accepted as Magelona mirabilis (Johnston, 1865) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Johnston, George. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. [book]. 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 278 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Fiege et al (2000: 222) suggested Maea was named after a "classical city" in Çanakkale Bogazi, Turkey. However, it is more...  
Etymology Fiege et al (2000: 222) suggested Maea was named after a "classical city" in Çanakkale Bogazi, Turkey. However, it is more likely simply derived from a classical Greek female name. For instance in mythology Maea was the name of a daughter of Atlas, leader of the Titan gods. [details]

Taxonomy Johnston tentatively placed Maea in "?Maeadae"  
Taxonomy Johnston tentatively placed Maea in "?Maeadae" [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Maea Johnston, 1865. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325168 on 2018-02-21
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2010-09-30 22:47:42Z
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2017-12-17 21:26:13Z
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original description Johnston, George. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. [book]. 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 278 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
From editor or global species database
Etymology Fiege et al (2000: 222) suggested Maea was named after a "classical city" in Çanakkale Bogazi, Turkey. However, it is more likely simply derived from a classical Greek female name. For instance in mythology Maea was the name of a daughter of Atlas, leader of the Titan gods. [details]

Grammatical gender Unstated but is feminine as Maea is a Greek-origin female name [details]

Taxonomy Johnston tentatively placed Maea in "?Maeadae" [details]