(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.
- North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=2901
Evolution and Systematics
- Gibson, R. (2005) Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=2811
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Lineus viridis
There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen. Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lineus viridis
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1