Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Errantia > Order Phyllodocida > Suborder Nereidiformia > Family Nereididae > Subfamily Nereidinae > Genus Eunereis

Eunereis longissima Johnston, 1840

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EunereisMalmgren, 1865accepted genus name
Nereis (Eunereis) Malmgren, 1865 synonym

Species group names

Nereis longissima Johnston, 1840 basionym
Rullierinereis tenerifensis Núñez, Brito & Ballacado, 1984 heterotypic synonym
Nereis longissima Johnston, 1840 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: zager sources: Degraer S., J. Wittoeck, W. Appeltans, K. Cooreman, T. Deprez, H. Hillewaert, K. Hostens, J. Mees, E. Vanden Berghe & M. Vincx (2006). The macrobenthos atlas of the Belgian part of the North Sea. Belgian Science Policy. D/2005/1191/3. ISBN 90-810081-6-1. 164 pp.
 French: néreis


basis of record

Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, 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. 214-231

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

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Ehlers, E. 1868. Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. Volume II. xx, 269-748. Wilhelm Engelmann. Leipzig.

additional source

Malmgren, A. J. 1865. Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm, 22(1): 51-110.

additional source

Fauchald, K. 1977. The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA) Science Series 28:1-188

additional source

Hartman, O. 1959. Capitellidae and Nereidae (marine annelids) from the Gulf side of Florida with a review of freshwater Nereidae. Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean, 9(2): 153-168.


Vieitez, J.M.; M.A.; Alós, C.; Parapar, J.; Besteiro, C.; Moreira, J.; Nunez, J.; Laborda, J.; and San Martin, G. 2004. Annelida Polychaeta I. Fauna Iberica. Ramos, M.A. et al (Eds.). Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Vol. 25:1-530 [sections separate authorship not recognised here].


Jirkov, I.A. 2001. [Polychaeta of the Arctic Ocean] Polikhety severnogo Ledovitogo Okeana. Moskva, Yanus-K, 1-632


Bakken, Torkild and Wilson, Robin S. 2005. Phylogeny of nereidids (Polychaeta, Nereididae) with paragnaths. Zoologica Scripta, 34(5):507-547





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (22 publications)
Barcode of Life (2 barcodes)


WoRMS (2014). Eunereis longissima Johnston, 1840. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130375




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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