WoRMS taxon details

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

122543  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:122543)

accepted
Species
marine
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region);...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region); Cobscook Bay, but see Identification note. [details]
Gibson, R. (2005). Lineus viridis. In: Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2017). World Nemertea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=122543 on 2017-12-17

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2005-07-18 07:07:26Z
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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]   

additional source Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

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

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

redescription Krämer, D.; Schmidt, C.; Podsiadlowski, L.; Beckers, P.; Horn, L.; Von Döhren, J. (2016). Unravelling the Lineus ruber/viridis species complex (Nemertea, Heteronemertea). Zoologica Scripta. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12185
note: Most recent taxonomic treatment of complex, separating the two species and designating neotypes. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerebratulus viridis Isler, 1900) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemertes viridis (Müller, 1774)) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFasciola viridis Müller, 1774) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBorlasia olivacea) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus genserensis) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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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]
 

Feeding Type
deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
grazer [details]
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German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrüner Schnurwurm  [details]