WoRMS taxon details

Melinnidae Chamberlin, 1919

155483  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155483)

accepted
Family
Melinninae Chamberlin, 1919 (disused, placeholder entry for rank upgrade to family)
Genus Isolda Mueller, 1858
Genus Melinantipoda Hartman, 1967
Genus Melinna Malmgren, 1866
  » Species Melinna aberrans Fauvel, 1932
  » Species Melinna albicincta Mackie & Pleijel, 1995
  » Species Melinna armandi McIntosh, 1885
  » Species Melinna arnaudi Parapar & San Martín, 1997
  » Species Melinna buskii McIntosh, 1922
  » Species Melinna collare Detinova, 1986
  » Species Melinna cristata (M. Sars, 1851)
    » Subspecies Melinna cristata australis Hartmann-Schröder, 1965
    » Subspecies Melinna cristata heterodonta Moore, 1923 accepted as Melinna heterodonta Moore, 1923 (superseded original combination)
  » Species Melinna denticulata Moore, 1908
  » Species Melinna elisabethae McIntosh, 1914
  » Species Melinna exilia Fauchald, 1972
  » Species Melinna fauchaldi Gallardo, 1968
  » Species Melinna heterodonta Moore, 1923
  » Species Melinna maculata Webster, 1879
  » Species Melinna malmgreni Caullery, 1944
  » Species Melinna marchadi Fauvel & Rullier, 1959
  » Species Melinna monoceroides Fauvel, 1936
  » Species Melinna ochotica Uschakov, 1950
  » Species Melinna oculata Hartman, 1969
  » Species Melinna pacifica McIntosh, 1885
  » Species Melinna palmata Grube, 1870
  » Species Melinna parumdentata Ehlers, 1887
  » Species Melinna plana Fauchald, 1972
  » Species Melinna profunda Augener, 1906
  » Species Melinna tentaculata Fauchald, 1972
  » Species Melinna uruguayi Hessle, 1917
  » Species Melinna islandica Saemundsson, 1918 (nomen dubium, probably based on a damaged specimen)
  » Species Melinna adriatica Marenzeller, 1874 accepted as Melinna palmata Grube, 1870 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Melinna dubita Hoagland, 1920 accepted as Melinnexis dubita (Hoagland, 1920) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Melinna monocera Augener, 1906 accepted as Melinnexis monocera (Augener, 1906) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Melinna pacifica Moore, 1923 accepted as Melinnexis moorei Hartman, 1960 (subjective synonym)
Genus Melinnopsides Day, 1964
Genus Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885
  » Species Melinnopsis abyssalis (Hartman, 1969)
  » Species Melinnopsis angolensis Hilbig, 2005
  » Species Melinnopsis annenkovae (Uschakov, 1952)
  » Species Melinnopsis arctica (Annenkova, 1931)
  » Species Melinnopsis armipotens (Moore, 1923)
  » Species Melinnopsis atlantica McIntosh, 1885
  » Species Melinnopsis augeneri Reuscher, Fiege & Imajima, 2015
  » Species Melinnopsis chadwicki Gunton, Kupriyanova & Alvestad, 2020
  » Species Melinnopsis collaris (Hartman, 1967)
  » Species Melinnopsis dubita (Hoagland, 1920)
  » Species Melinnopsis gardelli Gunton, Kupriyanova & Alvestad, 2020
  » Species Melinnopsis mcintoshi Reuscher, Fiege & Imajima, 2015
  » Species Melinnopsis monocera (Augener, 1906)
  » Species Melinnopsis moorei (Hartman, 1960)
  » Species Melinnopsis rostrata (Wesenberg-Lund, 1950)
  » Species Melinnopsis somovi (Uschakov, 1957)
  » Species Melinnopsis tentaculata (Treadwell, 1906)
  » Species Melinnopsis tetradentata (Imajima, 2001)
  » Species Melinnopsis capensis Day, 1955 accepted as Melinnopsides capensis (Day, 1955) (superseded original combination)

Genus Amelinna Hartman, 1969 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885
  » Species Amelinna abyssalis Hartman, 1969 accepted as Melinnopsis abyssalis (Hartman, 1969) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Amelinna armipotens (Moore, 1923) accepted as Melinnopsis armipotens (Moore, 1923) (superseded combination)
Genus Irana Wesenberg-Lund, 1949 accepted as Isolda Mueller, 1858 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Irana heterobranchiata Wesenberg-Lund, 1949 accepted as Isolda heterobranchiata (Wesenberg-Lund, 1949) (superseded original combination)
Genus Melinnexis Annenkova, 1931 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Melinnexis annenkovae Uschakov, 1952 accepted as Melinnopsis annenkovae (Uschakov, 1952) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Melinnexis arctica Annenkova, 1931 accepted as Melinnopsis arctica (Annenkova, 1931) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Melinnexis collaris Hartman, 1967 accepted as Melinnopsis collaris (Hartman, 1967) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Melinnexis dubita (Hoagland, 1920) accepted as Melinnopsis dubita (Hoagland, 1920) (superseded combination)
  » Species Melinnexis monocera (Augener, 1906) accepted as Melinnopsis monocera (Augener, 1906) (superseded combination)
  » Species Melinnexis moorei Hartman, 1960 accepted as Melinnopsis moorei (Hartman, 1960) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Melinnexis rostrata (Wesenberg-Lund, 1950) accepted as Melinnides rostrata Wesenberg-Lund, 1950 (superseded recombination)
  » Species Melinnexis somovi Uschakov, 1957 accepted as Melinnopsis somovi (Uschakov, 1957) (superseded original combination)
  » Species Melinnexis tentaculata (Treadwell, 1906) accepted as Melinnopsis tentaculata (Treadwell, 1906) (superseded combination)
  » Species Melinnexis tetradentata Imajima, 2001 accepted as Melinnopsis tetradentata (Imajima, 2001) (superseded original combination)
Genus Melinnides Wesenberg-Lund, 1950 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 (subjective synonym)
Genus Moyanus Chamberlin, 1919 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 (subjective synonym)
Genus Oeorpata Kinberg, 1867 accepted as Isolda Mueller, 1858 (subjective synonym)
  » Species Oeorpata armata Kinberg, 1867 accepted as Isolda armata (Kinberg, 1867) (superseded original combination)
Genus Oerpata [auct. misspelling] accepted as Isolda Mueller, 1858 (lapsus calami for Oeorpata)
  » Species Oerpata armata [auct.] accepted as Oeorpata armata Kinberg, 1867 (lapsus calami)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1919). The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 443 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Melinnidae Chamberlin, 1919. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155483 on 2021-08-02
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2005-04-27 08:17:47Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-06-18 22:06:57Z
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original description Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1919). The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 443 [details]   

original description  (of Melinninae Chamberlin, 1919) Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1919). The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv [details]   

additional source Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. <em>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.</em> 648 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Stiller, Josefin; Tilic, Ekin; Rousset, Vincent; Pleijel, Fredrick; Rouse, Greg W. (2020). Spaghetti to a tree: A robust phylogeny for Terebelliformia (Annelida) based on transcriptomes, molecular and morphological Data. <em>Biology.</em> 9(4): 73 [29 pp. + supplementary material]., available online at https://doi.org/10.3390/biology9040073
page(s): 6 of 28; note: rank upgrade of Melinninae from subfamily to family [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Authority Aguirrezabalaga & Parapar (2014) stated that they "follow Salazar-Vallejo & Hutchings (2012) who propose Malmgren (1866) instead of Chamberlin (1919) as the author of this subfamily." However, this assertion seems inexplicable as both of the claims are incorrect. Malmgren is the author of Ampharetinae by the principle of coordination, but Malmgren (1866) did not erect Melinninae, and the Salazar-Vallejo & Hutchings article correctly attributes Melinninae to Chamberlin, 1919. [details]

Classification Formerly a subfamily in Ampharetidae. Chamberlin (1919: 443) in a key, without indicating it was a new subfamily, was the first to use Melinna as basis for a Melinninae subfamily. He included also Oeorpata Kinberg, Moyanus new genus for M explorans n.sp, and Isolda Muller. Of those only genera Isolda & Melinna are in current use.
Melinninae has been used since (eg Day, 1964: 106). Stiller et al. (2020), based on extensive molecular data (4 Melinna species, 2 Isolda species, have separated Melinninae from Ampharetidae, and raised its rank to family-level. [details]