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Lineus longissimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nemertea
Class: Anopla
Order: Heteronemertea
Family: Lineidae
Genus: Lineus
Sowerby, 1806

Lineus is a genus of nemertine worms, including the bootlace worm, arguably the longest animal alive. Lineus contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ R. Gibson (2011). R. Gibson, eds. "Lineus". World Nemertea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved December 4, 2011.