Lineus viridis

Lineus viridis

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, horizontal furrows.  Proboscis usually with three muscular layers and muscular crossings.  Caudal cirrus absent.  Body long and slender, rounded or flattened; very contractile.

A single row of 4-6 (or sometimes 8) ocelli on each side of head.  Dusky, or brownish green, dark brown, or reddish brown; commonly paler beneath.

References

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