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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthocephala 
AphiaID: 18814

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom)
Status accepted
Rank Phylum
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia
Source  basis of record Margulis, L.; Schwartz, K.V. (1998). Five Kingdoms: an illustrated guide to the Phyla of life on earth. 3rd edition. Freeman: New York, NY (USA). ISBN 0-7167-3027-8. xx, 520 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorthorny-headed wormsUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspiny-headed worms  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhakmaskar  [details]
Direct child
taxa (3)

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 Class Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArchiacanthocephala
Class Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEoacanthocephala
Class Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalaeacanthocephala
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Thorny-headed worms, or acanthocephalans, are parasites that live in the gut of vertebrates and - earlier in their life cycle - within invertebrates. The thorny protrusible proboscis is globular or cylindrical; the body also may bear spiny thorns. These parasitic worms anchor themselves with their proboscis and body spines to the gut wall of a host. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:18814
Taxonomic
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Acanthocephala. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=18814 on 2014-09-18
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