Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Terebellida > Suborder Cirratuliformia > Family Acrocirridae > Genus Macrochaeta

Macrochaeta helgolandica Friedrich, 1936

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MacrochaetaGrube, 1850accepted genus name


original description

Friedrich, H. 1937. Polychaetenstudien. I-III. 1. Hesionides arenaria n.sp. n.gen., ein neuer Polychaet aus der Otoplanenzone der Nordsee. 2. Polydora ligni Webster 1880 in der Ostsee. 3. Über einige Klein-Polychaeten von Helgoland. Kieler Meeresforschungen 1(2): 343-351.

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

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. 2nd revised ed. The fauna of Germany and adjacent seas with their characteristics and ecology, 58. Gustav Fischer: Jena, Germany. ISBN 3-437-35038-2. 648 pp.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection


WoRMS (2014). Macrochaeta helgolandica Friedrich, 1936. 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:129746




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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