Species under Lineus
n= 12
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Lineus acutifrons
Southern, 1913
Northeast Atlantic
Lineus alborostratus
Takakura, 1898
Northwest Pacific
Lineus bilineatus
(Renier, 1804)
Atlantic, Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean 20
Lineus flavescens
Coe, 1904
East Central Pacific 12
Lineus fulvus
Iwata, 1954
Northwest Pacific
Lineus longissimus
(Gunnerus, 1770)
bootlace worm Northeast Atlantic
Lineus ruber
(Müller, 1771)
red ribbon worm Arctic, Northeast Atlantic and Northeast Pacific
Lineus rubescens
Lineus sanguineus
(Rathke, 1799)
Northeast Atlantic
Lineus spatiosus
Iwata, 1954
Northwest Pacific
Lineus torquatus
Coe, 1901
Northern Pacific 40
Lineus viridis
(Müller, 1774)
Northern Atlantic, Northeast Pacific and the Mediterranean
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