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Pista Malmgren, 1866

129708  (

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Malmgren, Anders Johan. (1866). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. [part three of three]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(5): 355-410, plates XVIII-XXIX., available online at
page(s): 382 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta database. Pista Malmgren, 1866. Accessed through: Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2021) Canadian Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-12-04
Nozères, C., Kennedy, M.K. (Eds.) (2021). Canadian Register of Marine Species. Pista Malmgren, 1866. Accessed at: on 2021-12-04
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original description Malmgren, Anders Johan. (1866). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. [part three of three]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(5): 355-410, plates XVIII-XXIX., available online at
page(s): 382 [details]   

basis of record Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, <i>in</i>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126.</em> 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Sedentaria] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. 459–842., available online at  [details]   

additional source Jirkov, I.A. (2001). [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] (In Russian) Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Yanus-K Press, Moscow, 632 pp., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Hutchings, Patricia A. and Glasby, C.J. 1990. Additional new species of the family Terebellidae (Polychaeta) from Western Australia, with a key to all described species of the region, in F.E. Wells, D.I. Walker, H. Kirkman and R. Lethbridge eds., Proceedings of the Third International Marine Biological Workshop: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Albany, Western Australia: Perth, Western Australian Museum, p. 251-289.
page(s): 277; note: Emendation (re-diagnosis of genus) [details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [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 Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at [details]   

additional source Leontovich, M. K.; Zhirkov, I. A. 2011. New data on the species of the genus Pista (Polychaeta: Terebellidae) from the Russian Far-eastern seas. Biologiya Morya (Vladivostok) 37(5): 391-395 [details]   

identification resource Hutchings, Pat A. (2007). New species of deep-sea Terebellidae and Trichobranchidae (Polychaeta) (sedentary species III). <em>Galathea Report.</em> 21: 75-90 [not online as at January 2016]., available online at
page(s): 87; note: Table 2 is tabulation of diagnostic characters for Pista species with plume-like branchiae [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
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Diagnosis Emended diagnosis by Hutchings & Glasby (1990: 277): ''Tentacular lobe with numerous buccal tentacles. Lateral lobes on segments 2-4 and sometimes on peristomium. Branchiae, 1-3 pairs on segments 2-4. Notopodia from segment 4, continue for 17 segments; notosetae smooth-tipped, winged capillaries. Neuropodia begin on segment 5 (setiger 2); uncini of anterior thoracic segments typically with posteriorly elongated bases, following uncini lacking elongated bases. Uncini arranged in single rows initially, in double rows from uncinigerous segment 7 to end of thorax, abdominal uncini arranged in single rows.''

Diagnosis of Lavesque et al (2021) "Transverse prostomium attached to dorsal surface of upper lip; basal part as a thick crest, eyespots sometimes present; distal part shelf-like. Buccal tentacles all uniformly cylindrical. Peristomium restricted to lips; upper lip relatively short, hood-like; lower lip swollen, cushion-like and mid-ventral. Segment 1 reduced dorsally, with pair of lobes of variable size and position; segment 2-4 also with pairs of lobes of variable size and position, sometimes extending for a few more segments. Anterior segments highly glandular ventrally, with discrete, smooth to slightly corrugated, rectangular to trapezoidal mid-ventral shields. One, two or three pairs of arborescent, pectinate or plumous branchiae from segment 2, typically two pairs, on segment 2 & 3, less typically a single pair, and rarely 3 pairs. Conical to rectangular notopodia beginning on segment 4, typically extending for 17 segments, until segment 20; notochaetae all distally winged, frequently broadly-winged. Neuropodia beginning on segment 5, as low ridges in conjunction with notopodia and short pinnules posteriorly; neurochaetae as long-handled avicular uncini, at least on anterior neuropodia, frequently until segment 10 or end of notopodia, then short-handled; uncini in partial to completely intercalated double rows on segment 11-22, in a face-to-face arrangement. Nephridial papillae present on segment 3, genital papillae on a variable number of segments, usually on segment 6-7, posterior and dorsal to notopodia. Pygidium smooth to slightly crenulated.  [details]
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