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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorgana Nogueira & Amaral, 2001 
AphiaID: 325913

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 editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellomorpha (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorgana (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorgana bisetosa Nogueira & Amaral, 2001 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae Johnston, 1846
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorgana Nogueira & Amaral, 2001
Source  original description Nogueira, João Miguel de Matos; Amaral, Antonia Cecília Zacagnini. (2001). New terebellids (Polychaeta: Terebellidae) living in colonies of a stony coral in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 114(1): 285-296., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35516362#page/291/mode/1up
page(s): 286-288 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorgana bisetosa Nogueira & Amaral, 2001
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Nogueira & Amaral (2001: 286-287): ''Abranchiate terebellineans, without lateral lappets on anterior segments. Body slightly inflated on anterior chaetigers, with the 10 anteriormost chaetigers narrow and compacted; from posterior thorax onwards, segments larger, swollen, probably due to coelomic gametes; posteriormost segments much shorter, tapering to pygidium, with conspicuous external segmentation. Prostomium projecting ventrally, thickened and bilobed. Peristomium restricted to a narrow ring, present only ventrally. Segments 2 and 3 achaetous; ventral shields narrow, present on anterior segments. Notopodia from segment 4, at least 18 pairs of notopodia present (some specimens have up to 25 pairs of notopodia), notopodial glandular patches absent. Two types of notochaetae alternating within the same fascicle in all notopodia: bilimbate capillaries, minutely denticulate (by highest magnification of light microscopy), and serrated chaetae, usually spiralled around the adjacent capillary chaetae. Neuropodia from segment 6 (chaetiger 3), to the end of the body, as slightly elevated tori. Neurochaetal uncini avicular, short handled, with prow and dorsal button well developed; arranged in double rows, face to face position, interlocking from chaetiger 8 (segment 11) to posterior body, for more than half of body chaetigers.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology ''The generic name Morgana derives from Morgan Le Fay, from the Arthurian legend, as a homage to a friend of the first author, Maria Paula Martins Guerreiro, an admirer of King Arthur's novels'' (Nogueira & Amaral, 2001: 288). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325913
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Date   action   by
2008-03-14 12:50:56Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2011-09-21 23:47:57Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2017-03-06 13:17:11Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G. (2017). Morgana. 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=325913 on 2017-03-29
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