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Hediste diversicolor (veelkleurige zeeduizendpoot; Ragworm; Nereida)


Wikipedia Abstract

Hediste diversicolor, commonly known as a ragworm, is a polychaete worm in the family Nereidae. It lives in a burrow in the sand or mud of beaches and estuaries in intertidal zones in the north east Atlantic. This species is used in research but its classification is in dispute and in the literature it is often classified as Nereis diversicolor (O.F. Müller, 1776). Its specific name "diversicolor" refers to the fact that its colour changes from brown to green as the breeding season approaches.
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Baie de la Seine; Wimereux; Roscoff; Plymouth; Golfe Normanno-Breton; Wimereux; Muuga harbour (Port of Tallinn, Gulf of Finland); North East Baltic Sea; North East Baltic Sea; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Greek Exclusive Economic Zone;

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