WoRMS name details

Ramphogordius sanguineus (Rathke, 1799)

155839  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155839)

 unaccepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution Western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the...  
Distribution Western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the area southwest of NL; Cobscook Bay to Chesapeake Bay; possibly locations worldwide. But, see Identification note. [details]

Distribution Bay of Fundy to Chesapeake Bay but see Identification note.  
Distribution Bay of Fundy to Chesapeake Bay but see Identification note. [details]
Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2018). World Nemertea Database. Ramphogordius sanguineus (Rathke, 1799). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155839 on 2018-04-24
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2005-05-03 13:42:47Z
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basis of record Bromley, J.E.C., and J.S. Bleakney. (1984). Keys to the fauna and flora of Minas Basin. National Research Council of Canada Report 24119. 366 p.  [details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Gosner, K. L. (1971). Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Miner, R. W. 1950. Field book of seashore life. G.P. Putnam & Sons. New York. 888 p. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Gosner, K. L. (1978). A field guide to the Atlantic seashore. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 329p. [details]   

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofLineus nigricans Bürger, 1893) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

basis of record  (ofLineus nigricans Bürger, 1893) Clarke, A.; Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine benthic diversity. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review. 41: 47-114. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofLineus communis) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLineus nigricans var. striatus) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLineus nigricnus) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLineus ruber f. ß) Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

basis of record  (ofMyoisophagos sanguineus (Rathke, 1799)) Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLineus socialis (Leidy, 1855)) Riser, N.W. (1994). The morphology and generic relationships of some fissiparous heteronemertines. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 107:548-556. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/110034 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Diet generally for group, they are carnivorous; in some cases only the body juices are ingested but the whole prey may be taken in. feed on protozoans, other microfauna and at times prey their own size [details]

Dimensions length up to 150 mm by 3 mm [details]

Distribution Western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the area southwest of NL; Cobscook Bay to Chesapeake Bay; possibly locations worldwide. But, see Identification note. [details]

Distribution Bay of Fundy to Chesapeake Bay but see Identification note. [details]

Habitat benthic, living under rocks in soft substrata, or crawling among algae, hydroids, or in bottom debris, often in gregarious clumps. [details]

Habitat intertidal [details]

Identification Lineus viridis and NE USA Ramphogordius sanguineus (formerly Lineus socialis) are easily confused by non-specialists and even nemertinologists not very familiar with them. Hence, records attributed to either are suspect if ID was not done by one of few experts. [details]

Identification Lineus viridis and NW Atlantic Ramphogordius sanguineus (formerly Lineus socialis) are easily confused by non-specialists and by nemertinologists not very familiar with them. Hence, records attributed to either are suspect if ID was not done by one of few experts. [details]

Reproduction Sexes are separate when gonads form but gametogenesis seems generally to be aborted and asexual reproduction by fragmentation seems to be the norm. [details]

Synonymy Borlasia octoculata (partim) = Ramphogordius sanguineus
Gordius oculatus (partim) probably = Ramphogordius sanguineus , but there still is some uncertainty about the genus name of the first mentionned species
Lineus oculatus (partim) probably = Ramphogordius sanguineus, but there still is some uncertainty about the genus name of the first mentionned species [details]

remark species used to be named Lineus socialis; species fragment easily when handled [details]
 

LanguageName 
English social lineus  [details]