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Convolutidae

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Convolutidae is a family of acoel flatworms. It contains more than a third of all known acoel species.[1][2]

Description

The family Convolutidae includes acoels with a ventral mouth opening and a body-wall musculature composed both dorsally and ventrally by circular, longitudinal, and longitudinal crossover muscle fibers. The ventral body wall also has a group of U-shaped fibers.[1] Most species are symbionts with algae.[1] The anterior end has a cluster of frontal glands, a pair of eyes and a statocyst. The body has pigmented lens. Intestine and excretory system is absent. It is hermaphrodite but protandry is common.

Taxonomy

Genera

There are 22 genera in the family Convolutidae.[3][4] The type genus is Convoluta.

Species

There are over 100 species recognised in the family Convolutidae:[3]

Notes

References

  1. ^ a b c Hooge, M. D.; Tyler, S. (2005). "New tools for resolving phylogenies: a systematic revision of the Convolutidae (Acoelomorpha, Acoela)". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 43 (2): 100–113. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2005.00301.x. ISSN 0947-5745.
  2. ^ Turbellarian taxonomic database, 2006.
  3. ^ a b Seth Tyler (2010). "Convolutidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Nilsson, K.S., Wallberg, A., & Jondelius, U. (2011). "New species of Acoela from the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the South Pacific." Zootaxa 2867: 1-31.
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Convolutidae: Brief Summary

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Convolutidae is a family of acoel flatworms. It contains more than a third of all known acoel species.

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