IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

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Nemertopsis bivittata is an armed (stylet-bearing) nemertean that achieves an adult size of approximately 15 cm (6 inches). Body color is generally brown to olive, with a single white stripe mid-dorsally. There are 4 eyespots on the head. This predatory worm is common in mussel beds where it typically feeds on crustaceans and perhaps, other worms.


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© Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

Source: Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory

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