Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Sabellida > Family Sabellidae > Subfamily Sabellinae > Genus Megalomma

Megalomma vesiculosum (Montagu, 1815)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MegalommaJohansson, 1926accepted genus name

Species group names

Branchiomma vesiculosum (Montagu, 1815) synonym


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

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

Hartman, O. 1938. Annotated list of the types of polychaetous annelids in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 85(1): 3-31.

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

Fauvel, P. 1927. Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. Faune de France Volume 16. 1-494. Paul Lechevalier. Paris.

additional source

Hartman, Olga 1959. Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation, 23: 628 pp.

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.


Giangrande, A.; Licciano, M. 2008. Revision of the species of Megalomma (Polychaeta, Sabellidae) from the Mediterranean Sea, with the description of M. messapicum n. sp. Italian Journal of Zoology 75(2): 207-217

new combination reference

Johansson, Karl Erik 1927. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Polychaeten-Familien Hermellidae Sabellidae und Serpulidae. Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala, 11: 1-184.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Megalomma vesiculosum. 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:130929




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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