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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis longissima Johnston, 1840 
AphiaID: 146928

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis longissima (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (basionym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunereis longissima (Johnston, 1840)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunereis Malmgren, 1865
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis Linnaeus, 1758
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis longissima Johnston, 1840
Sources  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]

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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Irish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Ireland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde (doubtful[details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (55 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:146928
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-02-24 10:36:17Z  created  Claus, Simon
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2008). Nereis longissima Johnston, 1840. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=146928 on 2016-07-29
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