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Diagnosis

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Stylet-bearing nemertean from 15-22cm in length. Four eyespots, body color is brown-olive with mid-dorsal off-white/light stripe running the length of the body.

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Distribution

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Fort Pierce Inlet to Miami (Florida, USA)

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Habitat

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Mussel beds

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Known Prey Organisms

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Crustaceans and other worms

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Description

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One specimen up to about 20 mm long; 1 mm wide; rounded at both ends. Yellow milky base color, dorsally with 2 brown to reddish longitudinal lines joined at anterior and posterior ends. Cerebral organ furrows precerebral, difficult to see. Head almost undifferentiated from body. Cephalic grooves not visible. Two pre-cerebral eyes on each lateral margin of head. Rhynchopore subterminal; proboscis small, slender provided with papillae; short central stylet (length: 11 µm), supported on a massive base (27 × 7 µm). Two pouches containing three accessory stylet each.
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Jaime Gonzalez-Cueto, Sigmer Quiroga, Jon Norenburg
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Gonzalez-Cueto J, Quiroga S, Norenburg J (2014) A shore-based preliminary survey of marine ribbon worms (Nemertea) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia ZooKeys 439: 83–108
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Jaime Gonzalez-Cueto
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Sigmer Quiroga
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Jon Norenburg
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Distribution

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USA East Coast – Florida (Thollesson and Norenburg 2003), South Carolina (Caplins et al. 2012); Atlantic Galician Island (Junoy and Herrera-Bachiller 2010); European waters, Portuguese and Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone, Red Sea (Gibson 2014b); Santa Marta, Colombia.
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cc-by-3.0
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Jaime Gonzalez-Cueto, Sigmer Quiroga, Jon Norenburg
bibliographic citation
Gonzalez-Cueto J, Quiroga S, Norenburg J (2014) A shore-based preliminary survey of marine ribbon worms (Nemertea) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia ZooKeys 439: 83–108
author
Jaime Gonzalez-Cueto
author
Sigmer Quiroga
author
Jon Norenburg
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Zookeys