WoRMS name details

Nereis longissima Johnston, 1840

146928  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:146928)

 unaccepted (basionym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Johnston, G. (1840). Miscellanea Zoologica. [Continued from vol. iv. p. 375.] Contributions towards a history of Irish Annelids (1). Annals of Natural History; or, Magazine of Zoology, Botany, and Geology. 5: 168-179, 9 text-figures., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19397#page/184/mode/1up
page(s): 178-179, fig. 9 [details]   
Type locality contained in Irish Exclusive economic Zone  
type locality contained in Irish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Note Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, Irish...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, Irish Sea, NE Atlantic (gazetteer estimate 54.2º, -5.6º). [details]
Etymology The specific epithet longissima (masculine: longissimus) is a Latin adjective meaning 'very long' or 'longest', and refers...  
Etymology The specific epithet longissima (masculine: longissimus) is a Latin adjective meaning 'very long' or 'longest', and refers to the length of the species: ''The specimen before me is of the extraordinary length of two feet! but as it has become very soft in the spirits, it would perhaps not much exceed 18 inches when alive'' (Johnston, 1840: 178).  [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Nereis longissima Johnston, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=146928 on 2018-09-21
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2005-02-24 10:36:17Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Johnston, G. (1840). Miscellanea Zoologica. [Continued from vol. iv. p. 375.] Contributions towards a history of Irish Annelids (1). Annals of Natural History; or, Magazine of Zoology, Botany, and Geology. 5: 168-179, 9 text-figures., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19397#page/184/mode/1up
page(s): 178-179, fig. 9 [details]   

basis of record Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

source of synonymy Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

source of synonymy Malmgren, A. J. (1865). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm. 22(1): 51-110., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/61/mode/1up [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Etymology The specific epithet longissima (masculine: longissimus) is a Latin adjective meaning 'very long' or 'longest', and refers to the length of the species: ''The specimen before me is of the extraordinary length of two feet! but as it has become very soft in the spirits, it would perhaps not much exceed 18 inches when alive'' (Johnston, 1840: 178).  [details]

Type locality Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, Irish Sea, NE Atlantic (gazetteer estimate 54.2º, -5.6º). [details]

From other sources
Taxonomy Moved to different genus [details]