WoRMS taxon details

Malacobdella grossa (Müller, 1776)

122641  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:122641)

accepted
Species
Hirudo anceps Dalyell, 1853 (synonym - the generic name was used by a number of the earlier authors for species of bdellonemerteans, which bear a superficial resemblance to leeches through their possession of a posterior ventral sucker)
Hirudo grossa Müller, 1776 (synonym: the generic name was used by a number of the earlier authors for species of bdellonemerteans, which bear a superficial resemblance to leeches through their possession of a posterior ventral sucker)
Phylline grossa (synonym)
marine
Not documented
Distribution whole Atlantic coast  
Distribution whole Atlantic coast [details]
Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2018). World Nemertea Database. Malacobdella grossa (Müller, 1776). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=122641 on 2018-09-24
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2005-07-18 07:07:26Z
checked

Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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 Norenburg, J. L. 2009. Nemertea of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 553–558 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet parasitic on host [details]

Dimensions length up to 40 mm by 15 mm [details]

Distribution whole Atlantic coast [details]

Ecology in mantle cavity of bivalve molluscs [details]

Habitat endemic in the mantle cavity of pelecypod molluscs [details]

Importance parasitic on commercial shellfish [details]

Reproduction sexes are separate; fertilization is external for most species. Asexual reproduction also occurs by fragmentation [details]

remark species fragment easily when handled [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish muslingeigle  [details]
English leech nemertean  [details]