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Cratenemertid spp.Cratenemertid spp.

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
NemerteaEnoplaHoplonemertea CratenemertidaeCratenemertidspp.
Habitat
Cryptic in coral rubble or its epibiota.
Distribution
Panama and worldwide.
Characteristics
Yellowish-orange to brownish monostiliferan hoplonemerteans, stout-bodied, with dorsal mid-cephalic ridge, four irregular rows of well-developed dark eyes, sometimes with poorly developed secondary furrows associated with the cephalic cerebral organ furrows; often capable of eel-like swimming when irritated.
Other Literature
Thollesson, M. and Norenburg, J. L. (2003) Ribbon worm relationships: a phylogeny of the phylum Nemertea. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B (2003) 270, 407-415.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByCollin et al. (2005)
Comments
Compiled by
Jolyon Faria
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Cratenemertid spp.
Cratenemertid spp.
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Reference
Collin, R., M.C. Diaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sanchez, A. Schulz, M.L. Schwartz and A. Valdes. 2005. Photographic identification guide to some common marine invertebrates of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science 41: 638-707.

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