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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlitta virens (M. Sars, 1835) 
AphiaID: 234851

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 editorAlitta (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlitta virens (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlitta Kinberg, 1865
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeanthes virens (M. Sars, 1835)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis (Alitta) virens M Sars, 1835 (superseded combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis (Neanthes) paucidentata Treadwell, 1939 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis (Neanthes) varia Treadwell, 1941 (Alitta virens)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis (Neanthes) virens Sars, 1835 (superseded combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis dyamushi Izuka, 1912 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis grandis Stimpson, 1854 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis southerni Abdel-Moez & Humphries, 1955 (subjective synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis virens Sars, 1835
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereis yankiana Quatrefages, 1866 (subjective synonym)
Sources  original description Sars, M. (1835). Beskrivelser og Iagttagelser over nogle moerkelige eller nye i Havet ved den Bergenske Kyst levende Dyr af Polypernes, Acalephernes, Radiaternes, Annelidernes og Molluskernes classer, med en kort Oversigt over de hidtil af Forfatter. Bergen. Trykt paa Thorstein Hallagers Forlag hos Chr. Dahl, R. S. xii + 81 pp., 15 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/46907 [details]

redescription Bakken, Torkild and Wilson, Robin S. 2005. Phylogeny of nereidids (Polychaeta, Nereididae) with paragnaths. Zoologica Scripta, 34(5):507-547 [details]

redescription Jirkov, I.A. 2001. [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Moskva, Yanus-K, 1-632 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzager  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorking ragwormUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorking rag worm [from synonym]  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoririsierende Seeringelwurm [from synonym]  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Irish Exclusive economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality New York [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Canadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality New England (USA) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Norwegian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From regional or thematic species database
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Baelt Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelt Sea (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaie de la Seine [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt. Lawrence Estuary [details]
Netherlands
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZeeland [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (introduced: alien) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHelgoland [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Coast of England [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Coast of England [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Wadden Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWadden Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Arctic part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Pacific part] [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 67 [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Pacific [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (53 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (38 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (78 nucleotides; 77 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature An explanation to non-taxonomists that if you want to indicate a replaced old genus/species combination you say “Alitta virens (formerly Nereis virens)". It is wrong to use the construction of "Alitta (Nereis) virens". This is because “Nereis” is the name of a very well-known valid genus with hundreds of species, whereas Alitta is a more recent obscure genus which has a only a handful of species. If you put Nereis in parenthesis between the genus name Alitta and the species name it means that you think that Nereis is a subgenus of Alitta. That is the way a subgenus is indicated. Every biologist knows this simple convention (or should know it). However, it is impossible to have Nereis as a subgenus of Alitta since Nereis is the senior name by over a century. A senior name has priority as the genus name and cannot be a subgenus of a junior one. So Alitta can be (and once was) a subgenus of Nereis, but Nereis can never be a subgenus of Alitta. In any case they are today regarded as very different genera. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:234851
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2006-11-26 16:18:18Z  created  Glasby, Chris
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: Glasby, C. (2014). Alitta virens (M. Sars, 1835). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=234851 on 2014-12-26
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