Taxonomy Search:

Marenzelleria neglecta
Image courtesy of © 2011 Rasmus Neideman, through the World Register of Marine Species. Available from http://www.marinespecies.org at VLIZ and the CC BY 4.0 License. 
Marenzelleria neglecta
Taxonomic Group: Annelids-Polychaetes
Common name: RED-GILLED MUDWORM

Overview:

Marenzelleria neglecta is a spionid polychaete, one of several species of red-gilled mudworms. It is native to the Northwest Atlantic, but its full range is somewhat uncertain, owing to its long confusion with the congeneric M. viridis. Introduced populations are known from California, the Baltic Sea, the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden. It inhabits mudflats and shallow muddy bottoms, usually in areas of variable or low salinity. In some introduced locations, it reaches high densities and can dominate benthic communities, displace native infauna, and affect the characteristics of sediments.

This is some default tab content, embedded directly inside this space and not via Ajax. It can be shown when no tabs are automatically selected, or associated with a certain tab, in this case, the first tab.


Citation:

Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT. .
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/.
Access Date:



Marine Invasions Lab
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

P.O. Box 28
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028 Tel: 443 482 2200
Fax: 443 482 2380
invasionsweb@si.edu


0
Cal-NEMO Database |