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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNectonereis Verrill, 1873 
AphiaID: 325922

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 editorNectonereis (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatynereis Kinberg, 1865
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNectonereis megalops Verrill, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatynereis megalops (Verrill, 1873) (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidinae Blainville, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNectonereis Verrill, 1873
Sources  original description Verrill, A.E. (1873). XVIII. Report upon the invertebrate animals of Vineyard Sound and the adjacent waters, with an account of the physical characters of the region. Report on the condition of the sea fisheries of the south coast of New England [later becomes Reports of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries]. 1: 295-778 pls. 1-38., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12087501
page(s): 591-592 [details] [full text]

source of synonymy Verrill, A. E. (1880 [1879 volume]). Notice of recent additions to the marine invertebrata of the northeastern coast of America, with descriptions of new genera and species and critical remarks on others. Part I. Annelida, Gephyraea, Nemertina, Nematoda, Polyzoa, Tunicata, Mollusca, Anthozoa, Echinodermata, Porifera. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 2: 165-205. [issue for 1879]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7303133
page(s): 172; note: as Nereis Linnaeus, 1758 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNectonereis megalops Verrill, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatynereis megalops (Verrill, 1873) (superseded original combination)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Verrill (1873: 591-592): "Head prominent, depressed, oval, rounded in front, bearing two pairs of large eyes on the upper and lateral surfaces, and a pair of small antennae beneath; palpi small or rudimentary. Tentacular cirri four on each side, as in Nereis. Proboscis small, similar to that of Nereis, but more simple; furnished with a pair of terminal hooks; with two anterior clusters of denticles on the upper side, and with five small clusters below, in a ring extending nearly half-way around it. Anterior part of body fusiform, consisting of about fourteen segments, on which the feet are divided into small, rounded lobes, with small ventral cirri; and with long dorsal cirri, those on the first seven segments swollen and gibbous toward the end, with a small acute terminal portion. Posterior part of the body composed of numerous short segments, on which the feet are furnished with lamelliform appendages.[details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The name Nectonereis is composed by the prefix of Greek origin necto-, meaning 'swimming', followed by the name of the genus Nereis Linnaeus, 1758, and refers presumably to the similarity between the two genera, together with the fact that the specimens of the new genus were found "swimming actively at the surface [of the water]" (Verrill, 1873: 593). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325922
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Date   action   by
2008-03-14 12:50:56Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2011-05-16 20:49:49Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2017-08-20 13:02:34Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G. (2017). Nectonereis Verrill, 1873. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325922 on 2017-10-18
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