The original types were collected in Norway, Bergen or Finnmark (not specified) but this material seems to be lost. Mackie & Pleijel revised the Melinna cristata species complex and designated a neotype from Norway, Hjeltefjord.
- 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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