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n. pl. ne·re·i·des (nə-rē′ĭ-dēz′)

[Latin Nērēïs, Nereid; see Nereid.]
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(Animals) any polychaete worm of the genus Nereis. See ragworm
[C18: from Latin; see Nereid1]
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Patterns of mortality in southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) from 1998-2001.
Amino acid sequence of the small cadmium-binding protein (MP-II) from Nereis diversicolor (Annelida, Polychaeta): evidence for a myohemerythrin structure.
Another microsporidian was seen in a single nereid worm (probably Nereis virens) collected from the plankton in June 1993.
The polychaetes Sigambra tentaculata and Nereis arroyensis (Treadwell, 1941) were the most common species.
gondii has been reported in various wild animals belonging to the family Mustelidae, such as mink (Mustela vison), river otters (Lontra canadensis), southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis), black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes), stone marten (Martes foina), pine marten (Martes martes), ferret (Mustela putorius furo), Eurasian otter otters (Lutra lutra), and polecat (Mustela putorius), using microscopy, in vitro cultivation, and serological methods (6, 13-16).
Enteric bacterial pathogen detection in southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) is associated with coastal urbanization and freshwater runoff.
Sexual dimorphism in craniomandibular morphology of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis).
New evidence for the existence of southern sea otters Enhydra lutris nereis in Baja California, Mexico.
The stomach was collected intact and contained a Pacific cod, Dadus microcephalus, otolith; Arctic lamprey, Lampetra camtschatica, mouth parts; fragments of invertebrates from polychaetes (Polynoidae) and Nereis sp.; and shrimp (Crangonidae); and a few nematodes.