Checklist of ribbon-worms (Phylum Nemertea, Kingdom Animalia)
that live or potentially live on Mount Desert Island or in the adjacent ocean

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 18 June 2010)


The working checklist below of ribbon-worm species is based on Pollock (1998), which reported them as occurring between Cape Cod and Newfoundland. Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.



Class Order Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Anopla Heteronemertea Lineidae Cerebratulus lacteus (Leidy) milky ribbon-worm Pollock (1998), Procter (1933, p. 130)
Anopla Heteronemertea Lineidae Lineus arenicola ? sandy lineus Pollock (1998)
Anopla Heteronemertea Lineidae Lineus ruber (O. F. Müller) ? Pollock (1998), Procter (1933, p. 130.)
Anopla Heteronemertea Lineidae Lineus socialis (Leidy) ? Pollock (1998), Procter (1933, p. 130.)
Anopla Heteronemertea Lineidae Micrura affinis ? bright red ribbon-worm Pollock (1998)
Anopla Heteronemertea ? Myoisophagos sanguineus (Rathke) ? Pollock (1998) as Lineus sanguineus
Anopla Paleonemertea Cephalothricidae Procephalothrix spiralis Coe thread ribbon-worm Pollock (1998), Procter (1933, p. 130. [see note 1 below])
Enopla Bdellonemertea Malacobdellidae Malacobdella grossa ? leech ribbon-worm Pollock (1998)
Enopla Hoplonemertea Amphiporidae Amphiporus angulatus (O. F. Müller) chevron amphiporus Pollock (1998), Procter (1933, p. 129.)
Enopla Hoplonemertea Amphiporidae Zygonemertes virescens ? green ribbon-worm Pollock (1998)
Enopla Hoplonemertea Carcinonemertidae Carcinonemertes carcinophila ? crab nemertean Pollock (1998)
Enopla Hoplonemertea Prosorchochmidae Oerstedia dorsalis ? ? Pollock (1998)
Enopla Hoplonemertea Tetrastemmatidae Tetrastemma candidum (O. F. Müller) green four-eyed ribbon-worm Pollock (1998), Procter (1933, p. 129.)
? ? Tetrastemmatidae Cyanophthalma cordiceps ? striped four-eyed ribbon-worm Pollock (1998)


Note:
   1. Procter (1933, p. 130.) listed Cephalothrix filiformis but noted that it was "probably C. spiralis".

Sources:
   Pollock, Leland W. 1998. A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press; New Brunswick, New Jersey. (ISBN 0-8135-2398-2)
   Procter, William. 1933. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part V. Philadelphia: The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology.