Prosadenoporus agricola (Willemoes-Suhm)
|Bermuda Islands Mangrove
|syn. Geonemertes agricola (Bürger), Neonemertes agricola (Girard), Pantinonemertes agricola (Willemoes-Suhm), Tetrastemma agricola (Willemoes-Suhm)|
British Overseas Territory of Bermuda
|local name: -|
|size: ca. 3,5 cm (length)
extinction date: last seen in 1966
|This milky white, brownish
or greenish coloured species once occured in large amounts on the beaches
and mangrove stands of the Bermuda Islands, where it could be found above
the high-water mark in the burrows of other worm species, smaller
specimens were found below the high-water mark. During the moister seasons
the worms could also be found in places farther inland.
The former habitats of this species were destroyed above all due to development.
Very few - the last of their species - were found during an intensive search operation in the year 1966.
- Svetlana A. Maslakova; Jon L. Norenburg: Revision of the smiling worms, genera Prosadenoporus Buumlrger, 1890 and Pantinonemertes Moore and Gibson, 1981 and description of a new species Prosadenoporus floridensis sp. nov. (Prosorhochmidae; Hoplonemertea; Nemertea) from Florida and Belize. Journal of Natural History, Vol. 42 (25-26), 2008