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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNectonereis Verrill, 1873

325922

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325922

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNectonereis megalops Verrill, 1873 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatynereis megalops (Verrill, 1873) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The name Nectonereis is composed...  
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]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2017). Nectonereis Verrill, 1873. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325922 on 2017-11-21

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2008-03-14 12:50:56Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2011-05-16 20:49:49Z
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2017-08-20 13:02:34Z
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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]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

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]   
From editor or global species database
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]