Nereis gracilis

Nereis gracilis


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.

Item Type:Image
Title:Nereis gracilis
Creator(s):MacLean, M
Identification:Kröger, K
Date:01 December 2010
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida (Segmented worms) > Class Polychaeta (Polychaete Worms) > Order Aciculata > Family Phyllodocidae
Species:Nereis gracilis
Behaviour:Motile and likely to be an omnivorous scavenger
Site:Atlantic > Norwegian > Dalsnuten
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1452
Latitude:66 deg 34' 33" N
Longitude:3 deg 32' 46" E
Countries:Norway > Norwegian Sector
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Aker Barents
Project Partners:Shell, Aker Drilling, Oceaneering
ROV:Magnum 142
Keywords:Atlantic Norway Dalsnuten Annelid Nereis gracilis
Deposited By:Miss Moira MacLean
Deposited On:23 February 2011

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