APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Vieitezia luzmurubeae Junoy, Andrade & Giribet, 2010 - A hoplonemertean species (Nemertean images)
Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- specimen / Sennen Cove 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- specimen / Sennen Cove 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- specimen / Sennen Cove 3

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- specimen / Sennen Cove 4

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- lateral view anterior of worm 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- lateral view anterior of worm 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- dorsal view anterior of worm 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- habitat / location 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- habitat / location 2

The specimen above was found in a scrape sample of bryozoan turf taken from an under-boulder pool near the low tide mark on a low spring tide at Sennen Cove, Cornwall, 18.10.20.

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- specimen / Torquay Marina 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- specimen / Torquay Marina 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- specimen / Torquay Marina 3

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- associated with the sea squirt Phallusia mammillata 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- location 1

A single specimen of Vieitezia luzmurubeae was found on collecting five Phallusia mammillata, Neptune's heart sea squirt, to check for the presence of the nemertean at Torquay Marina, Torquay, Devon, 11.07.18. This is the first record of the species for Devon and it is also the first time Vieitezia luzmurubeae has been directly associated with Phallusia mammillata in the UK. Vieitezia luzmurubeae is a known associate of Phallusia mammillata in Spain where it was first found in 2010.

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- on Dendrodoa grossularia 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- on Dendrodoa grossularia 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- worm dorsal view 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Specimens above found in a deep cavity lined with Baked bean ascidian, Dendrodoa grossularia, at Godrevy Point, near Hayle Cornwall. 08.06.16. This is the first 'natural' site in the UK for Vietezia luzmurubeae, previously the species has only been found at marinas on the River Fal.

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- on Ciona intestinalis 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- on Ciona intestinalis 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- worm in shell 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- worm in shell 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- worm dorsal view 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- worm dorsal view 3

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- anterior dorsal view 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- worm lateral view 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- anterior dorsal view 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- with 0.1mm division rule 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- worm dorsal view 4

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- anterior dorsal view 3

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- microscope / head 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- microscope / head 2

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- microscope anterior dorsal 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- stylet 1

Hoplonemertean
Vieitezia luzmurubeae
- stylet 2

Species above found in a sample of fouling taken from a marina in Falmouth, Cornwall. 07.05.15.

The species is probably associated with the sea squirt, Ciona intestinalis at the marina.

The species here was first discovered off NW Spain in 2010 and was the subject of a paper by Professor Juan Junoy. Professor Juan Junoy and Fernando Ángel Fernández-Álvarez M.Sc confirmed the species as a new species for the UK.

The author of this website has now found three new southern species of nemerteans in the UK (Cornwall ), they include Nemertopsis bivittata, Lineus grubei and Vieitezia luzmurubeae.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Vieitezia luzmurubeae hoplonemertean species Ribbon worm Nemertean Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.