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Gastrotricha

(Phylum)

Overview

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A phylum of marine and freshwater microscopic pseudocoelomate animals which have an elongated body and move by ventral cilia.

Microscopic animals, approximately 65-500(m long. There are marine and freshwater species and they are common in lakes, ponds and seashore sands.

Taxonomy

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The Phylum Gastrotricha is a member of the Kingdom Animalia. Here is the complete "parentage" of Gastrotricha:

The Phylum Gastrotricha is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Chaetonotidae

Chaetonotidae is a gastrotrichs family in the order Chaetonotida. [more]

Chordodasyidae

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Dactylopodolidae

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Dasydytidae

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Dichaeturidae

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Lepidodasyidae

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Macrodasyidae

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Neodasyidae

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Neogosseidae

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Planodasyidae

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Proichthydidae

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Proichthydiidae

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Thaumastodermatidae

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Turbanellidae

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Xenotrichulidae

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At least 31 species and subspecies belong to the Family Xenotrichulidae.

More info about the Family Xenotrichulidae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 12:32:25