Micrura nebulosa

Micrura nebulosa

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  • Ecosystem: Marine
Languages: English

Overview

General Description

(from Coe, W. R. (1905).  Nemerteans of the west and northwest coasts of America. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harv.. 1-318)Body of small size, rounded, thickest in anterior portions after preservation; head broad, not demarcated from body; cephalic furrows of moderate length , joining proboscis pore in front when head is partially contracted; month small, situated as far back as posterior ends of cephalic furrows.

Description

External Appearance

(from Coe, W. R. (1905).  Nemerteans of the west and northwest coasts of America. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harv.. 1-318)In the preserved specimen the color resembles that of the dorsal surface of Amphiporus nebulosus.  The whole surface of body both above and below is thickly mottled with coarse brownish blotches on a grayish ground color.  Posteriorly the blotches fuse together to form a nearly continuous brownish color, through which the grayish ground color appears only at intervals.

Sensory Organs

(from Coe, W. R. (1905).  Nemerteans of the west and northwest coasts of America. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harv.. 1-318)Ocelli apparently wanting.

Size

(from Coe, W. R. (1905).  Nemerteans of the west and northwest coasts of America. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harv.. 1-318)Length of single preserved specimen 25mm; width 2 mm. 

References

Gibson, R. (1995).  Nemertean species and genera of the world: an annotated check-list of original names and description citations, synonyms, current taxonomic status, habitats and recorded zoogeographic distribution. Journal of Natural History . 29, 271–562.