BeRMS taxon details

Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874

147006  (

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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., available online at
page(s): 263 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874. Accessed through: VLIZ Belgian Marine Species Consortium (2010 onwards) Belgian Register of Marine Species at: on 2023-10-04
VLIZ Belgian Marine Species Consortium (2010 onwards). Belgian Register of Marine Species. Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874. Accessed at: on 2023-10-04
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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., available online at
page(s): 263 [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at [details]   

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Errantia] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. vi, 1–458, xxix., available online at  [details]   

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  [details]   

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). <em>The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences.</em> 4(1): 147-163., available online at;dn=941295736979972;res=IELHSS [details]   

source of synonymy Barnich, Ruth; Fiege, Dieter. (2001). The Mediterranean species of Malmgreniella Hartman, 1967 (Polychaeta: Polynoidae: Polynoinae), including the description of a new species. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 35(8): 1119-1142., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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. <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 538: 1-92., available online at
page(s): 9 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

redescription Barnich, Ruth; Dietrich, Anna; Hager, Tatjana; Fiege, Dieter. (2017). On the genera Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874 and Pettibonesia Nemésio, 2006 in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, with descriptions of two new species (Polychaeta: Polynoidae). <em>Marine Biodiversity.</em> [efirst, 12 pages]., available online at
note: emended diagnosis [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

status source ICZN. (2009). Opinion 2233 (Case 3417): <i>Malmgrenia</i> McIntosh, 1874 (Annelida, Polychaeta, Polynoidae): usage conserved. <em>Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature.</em> 66(4): 360-361. [details]   

identification resource Jourde, Jérôme.; Sampaio, Leandro; Barnich, Ruth; Bonifácio, Paulo; Labrune, Céline; Quintino, Victor; Sauriau, Pierre-Guy. (2015). Malmgrenia louiseae sp. nov., a new scale worm species (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) from southern Europe with a key to European Malmgrenia species. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.</em> 95(5): 947-952., available online at
note: Key to NE Atlantic and Mediterranean species [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
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