The polychaete Nereis gracilis (Hansen, 1878). This motile species is known exclusively from deep waters (range 930-2222 m) and has been recorded from the deeper parts of the Norwegian Sea, the Laptev Sea and probably the Sea of Beaufort. As with many deep-sea species very little is known about its biology. Nereis gracilis is likely to be an omnivorous scavenger with the specimen from Dalsnuten being approximately 15 cm long.
|Date:||01 December 2010|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida (Segmented worms) > Class Polychaeta (Polychaete Worms) > Order Aciculata > Family Phyllodocidae|
|Behaviour:||Motile and likely to be an omnivorous scavenger|
|Site:||Atlantic > Norwegian > Dalsnuten|
|Latitude:||66 deg 34' 33" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 32' 46" E|
|Countries:||Norway > Norwegian Sector|
|Project Partners:||Shell, Aker Drilling, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||Atlantic Norway Dalsnuten Annelid Nereis gracilis|
|Deposited By:||Miss Moira MacLean|
|Deposited On:||23 February 2011|
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