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Tetrastemma elegans (Girard, 1852)

159505  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159505)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of ) Girard, C. (1852). Descriptions of two new genera and two species of Nemertes. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 4: 185-186 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
Distribution Cape Cod south (rarely north to Gulf of Maine)  
Distribution Cape Cod south (rarely north to Gulf of Maine) [details]
Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2024). World Nemertea Database. Tetrastemma elegans (Girard, 1852). Accessed through: Nozères, C., Kennedy, M.K. (Eds.) (2024) Canadian Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/carms/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159505 on 2024-04-13
Nozères, C., Kennedy, M.K. (Eds.) (2024). Canadian Register of Marine Species. Tetrastemma elegans (Girard, 1852). Accessed at: https://marinespecies.org/carms/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159505 on 2024-04-13
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2005-05-30 08:27:04Z
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2005-07-01 09:15:20Z
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original description  (of ) Girard, C. (1852). Descriptions of two new genera and two species of Nemertes. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 4: 185-186 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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., London.</em> 693 pp. [pdf copepod and branchiuran :445-455]. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Gosner, K.L. (1979). A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore. Invertebrates and Seaweeds of the Atlantic Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras. <em>Wiley-Interscience, Boston.</em> 329pp., figs. 1-72, pls. 1-64. [pdf copepods only]. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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 20 mm by 1.5 mm [details]

Distribution Cape Cod south (rarely north to Gulf of Maine) [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]
LanguageName 
English four-eyed nemertean  [details]
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