Australian Biological Resources Study

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Phylum LORICIFERA Kristensen, 1983



Loricifera is a very small phylum of tiny to microscopic, multicellular, marine sediment-dwelling animals, characterised by a protective outer case called a lorica. They appear to be most closely related to Nematomorpha. Only two species, each in a different genus, are recorded from Australian waters.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
10-May-2011 10-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)