WoRMS taxon details

Amphiporus griseus (Stimpson, 1855)

156294  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:156294)

Polia grisea (synonym)
Polina grisea (synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution Maine coastline down to Florida  
Distribution Maine coastline down to Florida [details]
Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2020). World Nemertea Database. Amphiporus griseus (Stimpson, 1855). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156294 on 2020-10-28
2005-05-11 09:52:51Z

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original description  (of Polina grisea) Stimpson, W.; Ringgold, C.; Rodgers, J.;. (1857). Prodromus descriptionis animalium evertebratorum, quae in expeditione ad oceanum Pacificum Septentrionalem, Johanne Rogers duce a Republica Federata missa. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 9: 159-165., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6330429#page/176/mode/1up
page(s): 164 [details]   

basis of record Gosner, K. L. (1971). Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. <em>John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</em> 693 p. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gosner, K. L. (1978). A field guide to the Atlantic seashore. <em>Boston : Houghton Mifflin.</em> 329p. [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

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]

Dimensions length up to 30 mm by 2 mm [details]

Distribution Maine coastline down to Florida [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]

remark species fragment easily when handled [details]