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Taxonomy

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This species was considered a junior synonym of Melinna cristata but subsequently re-established by Mackie & Pleijel (1995) after thorough examination of northern European material.

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Identification Resources

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Mackie & Pleijel (1995) re-established this species as separate from Melinna cristata and provide a comparison of diagnostic features distinguishing it from M. cristata and M. albicincta (table 1). A thorough description of this species can be found on pages 111-116 and figures 3-4.

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Distribution

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The type locality is in Scotland, St. Andrews.

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Associations

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This species was first found in the stomach of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) and therefore seems to be preyed upon by bottom-feeding fish.

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Distribution

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Saguenay Fjord, northern Gaspe waters, southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: Eastern Bradelle Valley), downstream part of middle St. Lawrence estuary; lower St. Lawrence estuary
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de Kluijver, M. J.; Ingalsuo, S. S.; de Bruyne, R. H. (2000). Macrobenthos of the North Sea [CD-ROM]: 1. Keys to Mollusca and Brachiopoda. <em>World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 3-540-14706-3. 1 cd-rom.</em> North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) Mackie, Andrew S. Y. and Pleijel, Fredrik 1995. A review of the Melinna cristata-species group (Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) in the northeastern Atlantic. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen zoologischen Museum und Institut, 92: 103-124. Mackie, Andrew S. Y. and Pleijel, Fredrik 1995. A review of the Melinna cristata-species group (Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) in the northeastern Atlantic. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen zoologischen Museum und Institut, 92: 103-124.
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Habitat

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bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary
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de Kluijver, M. J.; Ingalsuo, S. S.; de Bruyne, R. H. (2000). Macrobenthos of the North Sea [CD-ROM]: 1. Keys to Mollusca and Brachiopoda. <em>World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 3-540-14706-3. 1 cd-rom.</em> North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) Mackie, Andrew S. Y. and Pleijel, Fredrik 1995. A review of the Melinna cristata-species group (Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) in the northeastern Atlantic. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen zoologischen Museum und Institut, 92: 103-124. Mackie, Andrew S. Y. and Pleijel, Fredrik 1995. A review of the Melinna cristata-species group (Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) in the northeastern Atlantic. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen zoologischen Museum und Institut, 92: 103-124.
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Kennedy, Mary [email]
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Kennedy, Mary [email]