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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrura affinis (Stimpson, 1854) 
AphiaID: 155903

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 editorMicrura (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrura Ehrenberg, 1871
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemertes affinis (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolia affinis (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoseidon affinis (synonym)
Sources  basis of record 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]

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Distribution 
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Nemertea Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions length up to 150 mm by 4 mm [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Nova Scotia to Cape Cod, including Cobscook Bay [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat benthic, living under rocks or in burrows in soft substrata, or crawling among algae, hydroids, or in bottom debris [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction sexes are separate; fertilization is external for most species. Asexual reproduction also occurs by fragmentation [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorremark species fragment easily when handled [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155903
Taxonomic
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2005-05-03 13:42:47Z  created  Gibson, Raymond
  
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  Citation: Gibson, R. (2014). Micrura affinis (Stimpson, 1854). In: Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R. (2014) World Nemertea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155903 on 2014-08-02
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