Lineus ruber (Müller, 1774)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: variabel slimbændel sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: rode snoerworm sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: red ribbon worm
 French: némerte rouge
 German: rote Nemertine


original description

Muller, O.F. 1773-1774. Vermium terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu animalium infusoriorum, helminthicorum, et testaecorum, non marinorum, succincta historia. Vol. 1, unpaginated preface, bibliography and table of contents, 32 pp., and 1-136 [1773]; pars altera, 1-72, and unpaginated index 10 pp.[1774]; vol. 2, pp. I-XXVI [= 1-36], 1-214 [1774]. Havniæ [Copenhagen]& Lipsiæ [Leipzig], Heineck & Faber.

basis of record

Gibson, R. (2001). Nemertini (Nemertae), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 152-156

additional source

Gibson, R. (2005) Nemertina DB. Liverpool John Moore University, UK

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.

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Gosner, K.L. 1971. Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Thomas, M.L.H. (ed.). 1983. Marine and coastal systems of the Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64. 306 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (72 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Nemertea Collection
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (12 nucleotides; 6 proteins)


Gibson, R. (2014). Lineus ruber. In: Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R. (2014) World Nemertea database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at




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