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  Subfamily Nereidinae

Genus Nereis

    Species N. limnicola -- North America.
    Species N. abbreviata
    Species N. acuminata
    Species N. agnesiae
    Species N. arenaceodonta
    Species N. caecoides
    Species N. corallina
    Species N. coutierei
    Species N. diversicolor
    Species N. elitoralis
    Species N. falsa
    Species N. flexuosa
    Species N. gilchristi
    Species N. grayi
    Species N. grubei
    Species N. hawaiiensis
    Species N. heteropoda
    Species N. irrorata
    Species N. jacksoni
    Species N. lamellosa
    Species N. largoensis
    Species N. latescens
    Species N. mariae
    Species N. mediator
    Species N. micromma
    Species N. myersi
    Species N. neoneathes
    Species N. nigroaciculata
    Species N. pelagica
    Species N. procera
    Species N. rava
    Species N. riisei
    Species N. surugaense
    Species N. tenuis
    Species N. vexillosa
    Species N. viridis
    Species N. waikikiensis
    Species N. zonata

Taxon Information

The Genus Nereis has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Nereis, about 2 species entering freshwater on both coasts with a landlocked population in CA (Smith, 2001).
  • Nereis, (Foster, 1972).


  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • Foster, N. 1972. Freshwater polychaetes (Annelida) of North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual 4. 15 pp. [Available online]

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