WoRMS taxon details

Cerebratulus lacteus (Leidy, 1851)

147322  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:147322)

accepted
Species
marine
(of Meckelia lactea Leidy, 1851) Leidy, J. (1851). Helminthological Contributions No. 3. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia,.</em> Vol.5 pp.239-244. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Distribution Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the...  
Distribution Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway); Cobscook Bay to Florida [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. Cerebratulus lacteus (Leidy, 1851). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=147322 on 2020-11-30
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original description  (of Meckelia lactea Leidy, 1851) Leidy, J. (1851). Helminthological Contributions No. 3. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia,.</em> Vol.5 pp.239-244. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Gibson, R. (2005). Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK. [details]   

additional source Bromley, J.E.C., and J.S. Bleakney. (1984). Keys to the fauna and flora of Minas Basin. National Research Council of Canada Report 24119. 366 p.  [details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126.</em> 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source 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 Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 68: p. [details]   

additional source Meinkoth, N. A. (1981). Field guide to North American seashore creatures. <em>The Audubon Society.</em> 1-799. [details]   

additional source Miner, R. W. (1950). Field book of seashore life. <em>G.P. Putnam & Sons.</em> 1-888. [details]   

additional source Norenburg, J. L. 2009. Nemertea of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 553–558 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. <em>Northeastern Naturalist.</em> 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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

From editor or global species database
Synonymy Cerebratulus lacteus (partim) = Micrura candida [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]

Dimensions length up to 1200 mm by 22 mm (has been reported up to 4 m long) [details]

Distribution Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway); Cobscook Bay to Florida [details]

Habitat infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary [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]
LanguageName 
English milky nemertean  [details]
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