Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Eunicida > Family Eunicidae > Genus Marphysa

Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1815)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MarphysaQuatrefages, 1865accepted genus name
Amphiro Kinberg, 1864 heterotypic synonym
Lysibranchia Cantone, 1983 synonym


original description

Montagu G. (1815). Descriptions of several new or rare animals, principally marine, discovered on the South coast of Devonshire. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 11: 1-26

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

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

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

Augener, H. 1931. Die bodensässigen Polychäten nebst einer Hirudinee der Meteor-Fahrt. Mitteilungen der Zooologisches Staatinstitut und zoologisches Museum, Hamburg, 44: 279-313.

additional source

Fauchald, K. 1970. Polychaetous annelids of the families Eunicidae, Lumbrineridae, Iphitimidae, Arabellidae, Lysaretidae and Dorvilleidae from western Mexico. Allan Hancock Monographs in Marine Biology, 5: 1-335.

additional source

Fauvel, P. 1902. Annélides Polychètes de la Casamance rapportées par M. Aug. Chevalier. Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Normandie, Ser. 5, 5: 59-105.

additional source

Fauvel, P. 1911. Troisième note préliminaire sur les polychètes provenant des campagnes de l'Hirondelle et de la Princesse-Alice, ou déposées dans la Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Bulletin de l'Institute océanographique, 194: 1-41.

additional source

Hartman, O. 1956. Polychaetous annelids erected by Treadwell, 1891 to 1948, together with a brief chronology. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 109(2): 239-310.

additional source

Imajima, Minoru and Hartman, Olga 1964. The polychaetous annelids of Japan. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation, 26(1-2): 1-452 [issued in 2 parts].

additional source

Quatrefages, Armand de. 1866. Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 1. 1-588. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris. [some vol.2 species are also linked here but see also source 51472].

additional source

Fauchald, K., A. Granados-Barba, and V. Solís-Weiss. 2009. Polychaeta (Annelida) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 751–788 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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

Fauvel, P. (1953). The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya : Annelida, Polychaeta. The Indian Press, Ltd, Allahabad. xii and 507 p.

additional source

Fauvel, P. 1923. Polychètes errantes. Faune de France Volume 5. 1-488. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris.

additional source

Grube, A.E. 1878. Untersuchungen uber die familie Eunicea. Naturw.Schles.Gesells.Berlin, 55: 79-104.

additional source

Hartman, O. 1944. Polychaetous Annelids. Part V. Eunicea. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 10(1): 1-237.

additional source

Pettibone, Marian H. 1963. Marine polychaete worms of the New England region. I. Aphroditidae through Trochochaetidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 227(1): 1-356.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Barcode of Life (6 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (91 publications)
GenBank (15 nucleotides; 9 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Marphysa sanguinea (Montagu, 1815). 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:130075




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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