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Occurrence of the ribbon worm Emplectonema neesii (Nemertea: Hoplonemertea) on the Atlantic coast of Spain

  • Alfonso Herrera-Bachiller (a1), Jacinto Pérez (a2) and Juan Junoy (a1)


The occurrence of the hoplonemertean Emplectonema neesii in the north-east Atlantic has been reported from Iceland to France. This paper provides the first record of E. neesii in Galicia (north-west Spain), possibly the most southern location, if the previous records under this name from the Mediterranean referred to a different species. Morphological data and pictures of this species are provided.


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Correspondence should be addressed to: J. Junoy, Departamento de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad de Alcalá, 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain email:


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Occurrence of the ribbon worm Emplectonema neesii (Nemertea: Hoplonemertea) on the Atlantic coast of Spain

  • Alfonso Herrera-Bachiller (a1), Jacinto Pérez (a2) and Juan Junoy (a1)


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