WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis longissima Johnston, 1840

146928

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:146928

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted 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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Irish Exclusive economic Zone  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Irish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, Irish...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, Irish Sea, NE Atlantic (gazetteer estimate 54.2º, -5.6º). [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet longissima (masculine:...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, Irish...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, Irish Sea, NE Atlantic (gazetteer estimate 54.2º, -5.6º). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus [details]
WoRMS (2008). Nereis longissima. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=146928 on 2017-11-19

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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 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of County Down, Northern Ireland, Irish Sea, NE Atlantic (gazetteer estimate 54.2º, -5.6º). [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus [details]