original description Crossland, Cyril. (1903). On the marine fauna of Zanzibar and British East Africa, from collections made by Cyril Crossland in the years 1901 and 1902. - Polychaeta. Part II. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 73(2): 129-144, plates XIV-XV., available online athttp://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/98617#page/187/mode/1up[details]
status source Glasby, Chris J.; Hutchings Pat, A. (2010). A new species of Marphysa Quatrefages, 1865 (Polychaeta: Eunicida: Eunicidae) from northern Australia and a review of similar taxa from the Indo-west Pacific, including the genus Nauphanta Kinberg, 1865. Zootaxa 2352: 29–45.
, available online athttp://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/z02352p045f.pdf[details]
Present Inaccurate Introduced: alien
From other sources
Taxonomy Current taxon junior synonym of species listed [details] Type locality Indian Ocean, Zanzibar, eastern Africa [details]