Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Spionida > Suborder Spioniformia > Family Magelonidae

Magelona F. Müller, 1858

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Magelona alleni Wilson, 1958
Magelona cincta Ehlers, 1908
Magelona equilamellae Harmelin, 1964
Magelona filiformis Wilson, 1959
Magelona johnstoni Fiege, Licher & Mackie, 2000
Magelona minuta Eliason, 1962
Magelona mirabilis (Johnston, 1865)
Magelona papillicornis F. Müller, 1858
Magelona rosea Moore, 1907
Magelona wilsoni Glémarec, 1966


basis of record

Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 214-231

additional source

Day, J.H. (1967). Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. Pp 459-842.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Fauchald, K. 1977. The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA) Science Series 28:1-188

additional source

Müller, F. (1858). Einiges über die Annelidenfauna der Insel Santa Catharina an der brasilianischen Küste [Some remarks on the annelid fauna of the Santa Catarina Island at the Brazilian coast]. Arch. Naturgesch 24: 211-220



External Links



WoRMS (2014). Magelona F. Müller, 1858. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129341




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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