WoRMS taxon details

Lineus viridis (Müller, 1774)

122543  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:122543)

Borlasia olivacea · unaccepted (synonym)
Cerebratulus viridis Isler, 1900 · unaccepted (synonym)
Fasciola viridis Müller, 1774 · unaccepted (synonym)
Lineus genserensis · unaccepted (synonym)
Not documented
Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region); Cobscook Bay, but see Identification note.  
Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region); Cobscook Bay, but see Identification note. [details]
Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2024). World Nemertea Database. Lineus viridis (Müller, 1774). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=122543 on 2024-06-14
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2005-07-18 07:07:26Z

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original description  (of Cerebratulus viridis Isler, 1900) Isler, E. (1900). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Nemertinen. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 23: 177-180, available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/97248 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Nemertes (Borlasia) olivacea Johnston, 1837) Johnston, G. (1837). Miscellanea Zoologica. II. A description of some Planarian Worms. <em>Magazine of zoology and botany.</em> 1: 529-538., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40029948 [details]   

basis of record Gibson, R. (2001). Nemertini (Nemertae), <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 152-156 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

additional source Brunel, P., L. Bosse & G. Lamarche. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126.</em> 405 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. <em>Northeastern Naturalist.</em> 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Hayward, P.J. & J.S. Ryland (Eds.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. <em>Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK.</em> 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

redescription Krämer, D.; Schmidt, C.; Podsiadlowski, L.; Beckers, P.; Horn, L.; Von Döhren, J. (2016). Unravelling the Lineus ruber/viridis species complex (Nemertea, Heteronemertea). <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> , available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12185
note: Most recent taxonomic treatment of complex, separating the two species and designating neotypes. [details]   
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Distribution Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region); Cobscook Bay, but see Identification note. [details]

Habitat littoral and shallow infralittoral. [details]

Identification Lineus viridis and NW Atlantic Ramphogordius sanguineus (formerly Lineus socialis) are easily confused by non-specialists and by nemertinologists not very familiar with those species. Lineus viridis and Riseriellus occultus are very difficult to distinguish. Hence, records attributed to either are suspect if ID was not done by one of few experts. In NE USA, Lineus ruber and Lineus viridis also commonly confused, especially with larger, dark-colored specimens. Head is reddish in former, greenish (but with reddish brain) in latter. [details]

Synonymy Gordius gesserensis (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774)
Borlasia gesserensis (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774)
Gordius minor (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774)
Lineus gesserensis (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774)
Lineus obscurus (partim) = Lineus viridis , (Müller, 1774) [details]

English green bootlace  [details]
German grüner SchnurwurmGrüne Nemertine  [details]