WoRMS taxon details

Nemertopsis bivittata (Delle Chiaje, 1841)

122715  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:122715)

Not documented
Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2019). World Nemertea Database. Nemertopsis bivittata (Delle Chiaje, 1841). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=122715 on 2019-01-16
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2005-07-18 07:07:26Z

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original description  (ofNemertopsis bivittate Turner et al., 2018) Turner, A.; Fenwick, D.; Powell, A.; Dhanji-Rapkova, M.; Ford, C.; Hatfield, R.; Santos, A.; Martinez-Urtaza, J.; Bean, T.; Baker-Austin, C.; Stebbing, P. (2018). New Invasive Nemertean Species (Cephalothrix Simula) in England with High Levels of Tetrodotoxin and a Microbiome Linked to Toxin Metabolism. <em>Marine Drugs.</em> 16(11): 452., available online at https://doi.org/10.3390/md16110452 [details]   

basis of record Gibson, R. (2001). Nemertini (Nemertae), <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 152-156 (look up in IMIS[details]   

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

additional source Sun, Shi-chun & Shuang-lin Dong, 1998. Redescription and taxonomic reconsideration of Nemertopsis gracilis var. bullocki Coe, 1940. Chin. J. Oceanol. Limnol. 16:271-279. [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Though it should await DNA confirmation, in light of Sun and Dong (1998) and Caplins et al (2012) it seems very likely that N. bivittata and N. gracilis are synonyms, with N. bivittata (Delle Chiaje, 1841) having priority for the form in which dorsal stripes do not meet, and N. bullock Coe, 1940 applying to forms in which the stripes do meet anteriorly. [details]