A partial review of the European Magelonidae (Annelida : Polychaeta): Magelona mirabilis redefined and M-johnstoni sp nov distinguished

Autor(en): Fiege, D
Licher, F
Mackie, ASY
Stichwörter: Marine & Freshwater Biology
Erscheinungsdatum: 2000
Herausgeber: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Journal: JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
Volumen: 80
Ausgabe: 2
Startseite: 215
Seitenende: 234
Zusammenfassung: 
The identification of magelonids with mucronate chaetae on chaetiger 9 has long been confused. Until 1977 all corresponding European specimens were erroneously referred to Magelona papillicornis; a Brazilian species. Since then, but without any detailed study, the name M. mirabilis (originally given to a species from Scotland) has been widely employed. However, in recent years, it has become clear that two morphologically similar species coexist in European waters. Magelona mirabilis is redescribed and a neotype designated, and M. johnstoni sp. nov. is formally distinguished. Following re-examination of the other five species present in the region, a dichotomous key and a synoptic table of characters is provided for all seven European species.
ISSN: 00253154
DOI: 10.1017/S0025315499001800

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