Five-lined Ribbon Worm (species: Baseodiscus quinquelineatus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Baseodiscus quinquelineatus
Five-lined Ribbon Worm

©Tania Macari: Baseodiscus quinquelineatus about 80 cm long near Horseshoe Reef, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Nemertea
Class Pilidiophora
Order Heteronemertea
Family Valenciniidae
Genus Baseodiscus
Species Baseodiscus quinquelineatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 100 cm (length according to Edgar, 2019)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Edgar, G. (2019). Tropical Marine Life of Australia New Holland Publishers, London.

Other references

  • Gibson, R. and P. Sundberg (2001). Some Nemerteans (Nemertea) from Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zoological Science, 18: 1259-1273. LIRS catalog number 90398.