WoRMS taxon details

Cyanophthalma cordiceps (Jensen, 1878) sensu Norenburg, 1986

122738  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:122738)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Distribution Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras  
Distribution Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras [details]

Taxonomy species fragment easily when handled  
Taxonomy species fragment easily when handled [details]
Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2020). World Nemertea Database. Cyanophthalma cordiceps (Jensen, 1878) sensu Norenburg, 1986. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=122738 on 2020-10-30
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basis of record Gibson, R. (2001). Nemertini (Nemertae), <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 152-156 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

new combination reference Norenburg, J. L. (1986). Redescription of a brooding nemertine, Cyanophthalma obscura (Schultze) gen. et comb. n., with observations on its biology and discussion of the species of Prostomatella and related taxa. Zoologica Scripta, 15(4): 275-293, available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1986.tb00229.x [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Synonymy Amphiporus cordiceps sensu Friedrich, 1933 = Cyanophthalma cordiceps
Amphiporus cordiceps (Jensen, 1878) is not a synonym to Cyanophthalma cordiceps [details]

From other sources
Diet generally for group, they are carnivorous; in some cases only the body juices are ingested but the whole prey may be taken in. feed on protozoans, other microfauna and at times prey their own size [details]

Distribution Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras [details]

Habitat benthic, living under rocks or in burrows in soft substrata, or crawling among algae, hydroids, or in bottom debris [details]

Reproduction sexes are separate; fertilization is external for most species. Asexual reproduction also occurs by fragmentation [details]

Taxonomy species fragment easily when handled [details]
English four-eyed nemertean [from synonym]  [details]