Cerebratulus marginatus

Cerebratulus marginatus

Biological Flags

  • Ecosystem: Marine
Languages: English

Overview

General Description

(from Coe, W. R. (1901).  Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition. XX. The nemerteans.. Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci.. 1-110.)


Head with deep lateral, longitudinal furrows.  Proboscis usually with three muscular layers and muscular crossings.

Caudal cirrus present in perfect specimens, but often missing.  Body long and flat, with thin lateral margins.  Swims readily.  Dorso-ventral and diagonal muscles well developed.  Eyes usually absent.

Large and ribbon-like. Slaty brown to grayish green, with thin, white, lateral margins.

References

Coe, W. R. (1901).  Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition. XX. The nemerteans.. Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci.. 1-110.
Coe, W. R. (1904).  Nemerteans of the Pacific coast of North America. Part II. Harriman Alaska Series. 11, 111–220.
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.