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Nephtys hombergii (carput; zandzager; nephtys; Opalwurm; catworm)

Synonyms: Nephthys ehlersi; Nephthys hombergi; Nephthys hombergi subsp. vasculosa; Nephthys langerhansi; Nephthys macandrewi; Nephthys maeotica; Nephthys neapolitana; Nephthys scolopendroides; Nereis clava; Nereis scolopendroides

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alde, Ore and Butley Estuaries 3859 England, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More 21499 Scotland, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods 4341 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Nephtys hombergii (carput)[1]


Bothus podas (Wide-eyed flounder)[2]
Nephtys hombergii (carput)[1]
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)[1]


Mutual (symbiont) 
Levinseniella brachysoma[1]
Maritrema subdolum[1]


Parasitized by 
Gymnophallus choledochus[1]


European waters (ERMS scope); North Sea; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; North East Atlantic; Baie de la Seine; British Isles; Golfe Normanno-Breton; Mediterranean Sea; Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone; Plymouth; Roscoff; Wimereux; Wimereux; Russian Exclusive economic Zone [Black Sea part]; Ukrainian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Greek Exclusive Economic Zone;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Feeding habits and trophic levels of Mediterranean fish, Konstantinos I. Stergiou & Vasiliki S. Karpouzi, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11: 217–254, 2002
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