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.
- Mackie, A. S. Y. and Pleijel, F. (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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