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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus viridis (Müller, 1774) 
AphiaID: 122543

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemertea (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnopla (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteronemertea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus viridis (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus Sowerby, 1806
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFasciola viridis Müller, 1774
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBorlasia olivacea (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerebratulus viridis Isler, 1900 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFasciola viridis Müller, 1774 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus genserensis (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemertes viridis (Müller, 1774)
Sources  basis of record Gibson, R. (2001). Nemertini (Nemertae), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 152-156 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrüner Schnurwurm  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Arctic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [details]
Bay of Fundy
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
France
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Ireland
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Spain
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
United Kingdom
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
grazer [details]
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (7 barcodes)  Note: See Identification note. 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (42 publications)  Note: See Identification note. 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life  Note: See Identification note. 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI)  Note: See Identification note. 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI  Note: See Identification note. 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region); Cobscook Bay, but see Identification note. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat littoral and shallow infralittoral. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIdentification Lineus viridis and NW Atlantic Ramphogordius sanguineus (formerly Lineus socialis) are easily confused by non-specialists and by nemertinologists not very familiar with those species. Lineus viridis and Riseriellus occultus are very difficult to distinguish. Hence, records attributed to either are suspect if ID was not done by one of few experts. In NE USA, Lineus ruber and Lineus viridis also commonly confused, especially with larger, dark-colored specimens. Head is reddish in former, greenish (but with reddish brain) in latter. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Gordius gesserensis (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774)
Borlasia gesserensis (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774)
Gordius minor (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774)
Lineus gesserensis (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774)
Lineus obscurus (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:122543
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gibson, Raymond
2005-07-18 07:07:26Z  checked  Gibson, Raymond
  
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  Citation: Gibson, R. (2005). Lineus viridis (Müller, 1774). In: Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R. (2016). World Nemertea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=122543 on 2016-09-25
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