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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRamphogordius sanguineus (Rathke, 1799) 
AphiaID: 155839

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemertea (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnopla (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteronemertea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRamphogordius (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRamphogordius sanguineus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRamphogordius Rathke, 1843
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus communis (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus nigricans Bürger, 1893 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus nigricans var. striatus (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus nigricnus (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus ruber f. ß (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus sanguineus (Rathke, 1799) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus socialis (Leidy, 1855) (Subjective synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLineus vegetus Coe, 1931 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyoisophagos sanguineus (Rathke, 1799)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemertes sanguinea (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemertes sangvinea (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemertes socialis Leidy, 1855 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlanaria sanguinea (synonym)
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsocial lineus  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Bay of Fundy
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
Canada
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrandy Cove [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDigdeguash Estuary [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
From other sources
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK  Note: See Identification note. 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (14 barcodes)  Note: See Identification note. 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life  Note: See Identification note. 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI  Note: See Identification note. 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Nemertea Collection  Note: See Identification note. 
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiet 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions length up to 150 mm by 3 mm [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Bay of Fundy to Chesapeake Bay but see Identification note. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat benthic, living under rocks in soft substrata, or crawling among algae, hydroids, or in bottom debris, often in gregarious clumps. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat intertidal [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIdentification 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIdentification 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Sexes are separate when gonads form but gametogenesis seems generally to be aborted and asexual reproduction by fragmentation seems to be the norm. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorremark species used to be named Lineus socialis; species fragment easily when handled [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155839
Taxonomic
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2005-05-03 13:42:47Z  created  Gibson, Raymond
  
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  Citation: Gibson, R. (2005). Ramphogordius sanguineus (Rathke, 1799). In: Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R. (2016). World Nemertea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155839 on 2016-08-29
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