WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus stigmatus Coe, 1951

147915

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:147915

accepted
Species
marine
Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R. (2012). Lineus stigmatus. In: Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2017). World Nemertea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=147915 on 2017-11-18

Date
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2005-03-22 12:34:23Z
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db_admin
2005-07-18 07:07:26Z
checked
2012-12-04 16:58:00Z
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basis of record Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Coe (1951) mentioned similarity to "Lineus geniculatus (Delle Chiaje, 1828) in color but considered the pattern of white markings to differ. The pattern shown for L. stigmatus is very similar to that found on some Caribbean specimens provisionally identified as Notospermus geniculatus. As this potential species complex is studied, the name stigmatus may come to be appropriately applied to that morph. In the meantime, it is best considered a synonym of N. geniculatus, albeit that these should best be referenced as N. cf. geniculatus (Pers opinion, Jon Norenburg). [details]