Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Phyllodocida > Suborder Aphroditiformia > Family Polynoidae > Subfamily Polynoinae

Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

note: according to Hartmann-Schröder (1996) Malmgreniella is belonging to subfamily Arctonoinae Hanley, 1989; but validity of the subfamily questioned by Barnich & Fiege (2001)


Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874


original description

McIntosh, W.C. 1874. On the Annelida of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 13 (4th series) issue 76 part 34: 261-270.

basis of record

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

Day, J.H. (1967). Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. 458 & xxix pp.

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Hanley, J. Russell 1987. Taxonomic status of some species formerly referred to Malmgrenia Macintosh 1874, with the description of a new genus Lobopelma (Polychaeta: Polynoidae). The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4(1): 147-163.

additional source

Muir, Alexander I.; Chambers, S. J. 2008. Case 3417. Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874 (Annelida, Polychaeta, POLYNOIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874 as the type species. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(1): 12-16

source of synonymy

Pettibone, Marian H. 1993. Scaled polychaetes (Polynoidae) associated with ophiuroids and other invertebrates and review of species referred to Malmgrenia McIntosh and replaced by Malmgreniella Hartman, with descriptions of new taxa. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 538: 1-9.

source of synonymy

Barnich, R.; Fiege, D. (2001). The Mediterranean species of Malmgreniella Hartman, 1967 (Polychaeta: Polynoidae: Polynoinae), including the description of a new species. Journal of Natural History. 35: 1119-1142.

status source

ICZN Opinion (2009). Opinion 2233 (Case 3417) Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874 (Annelida, Polychaeta, POLYNOIDAE): usage conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 66(4): 360-361.



External Links



Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (2014). Malmgrenia. 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:147006




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