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

Magelona filiformis Wilson, 1959

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MagelonaF. Müller, 1858accepted genus name


original description

Wilson, Douglas P. 1959. The polychaete Magelona filiformis n.sp. and notes on other species of Magelona. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 38: 547-556.

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

Wilson, D.P. (1959). The polychaete Magelona filiformis n. sp. and notes on other species of Magelona. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 38: 547-556

additional source

Fiege, D.; Licher, F.; Mackie, A.S.Y. (2000). A partial review of the European Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta): Magelona mirabilis redefined and M. johnstoni sp. nov. distinguished. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 80: 215-234





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK


WoRMS (2014). Magelona filiformis. 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:130268




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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