Nemertodermatida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Xenacoelomorpha
Subphylum: Acoelomorpha
Class: Nemertodermatida
Karling, 1940

Nemertodermatida is a class of Acoelomorpha, comprising 18 species of millimetre-sized turbellariform, mostly interstitial worms.[1]

Taxonomy

The order Nemertodermatida contains two families with 6 genera.[2] The high level of cryptic diversity in this meiofauna group however implies that the number of nemertodermatid taxa may be underestimated.[3]

Ascopariidae

The family Ascopariidae Sterrer, 1998[4][5] contains two genera.[2]

There are 3 species in the family Ascopariidae.[2]

Name[a] Image Distribution Description
Ascoparia neglecta Sterrer, 1998
Ascoparia secunda Sterrer, 1998
Flagellophora apelti Faubel & Dorjes, 1978

Nemertodermatidae

The family Nemertodermatidae Steinböck, 1930 contains four genera.[2]

There are 15 species in the family Nemertodermatidae.[2]

Name[b] Image Distribution Description
Meara stichopi
Westblad, 1949
Nemertinoides elongatus
Riser, 1987
Nemertinoides glandulosum
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014
Nemertinoides wolfgangi
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014
Nemertoderma bathycola
Steinböck, 1930
Nemertoderma westbladi
(Westblad, 1937) Steinbock, 1938
Sterreria boucheti
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014
Sterreria lundini
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014
Sterreria martindalei
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014
Sterreria monolithes
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014
Sterreria papuensis
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014
Sterreria psammicola
(Sterrer, 1970)
Sterreria rubra
(Faubel, 1976)
Sterreria variabilis
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014
Sterreria ylvae
Meyer-Wachsmuth, Curini Galletti & Jondelius, 2014

Notes

  1. ^ A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a different genus.
  2. ^ A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a different genus.

References

  1. ^ Nielsen C (2012). Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Taxa. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 69–70. ISBN 978-0-19-960602-3.
  2. ^ a b c d e Tyler S (2010). "Isodiametridae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Meyer-Wachsmuth I, Curini Galletti M, Jondelius U (2014-09-16). "Hyper-cryptic marine meiofauna: species complexes in Nemertodermatida". PLOS ONE. 9 (9): e107688. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107688. PMC 4166464. PMID 25225981.
  4. ^ Tyler S, Schilling S, Hooge M, Bush LF (2006–2016). "Nemertodermatida". Turbellarian taxonomic database. Version 1.7. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  5. ^ Zhang Z (2011-12-23). "Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness". Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. 3148: 1–237. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3148.1.1. Retrieved 2016-02-03.