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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenodrilida 
AphiaID: 885

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenodrilida (Infraorder)
Status nomen dubium (Superfluous name)
Rank Infraorder
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia
Sources  basis of record Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordescription Prostomium without appendages; palps absent. At least one asetigerous anterior segment present. Proboscis a ventral muscular pad. Parapodia uni- or biramous; all setae simple. Parapodial lobes absent. Members of this order are very small, generally grub-shaped polychaetes that tend to turn up in massculture in aquaria more frequently than in the field (especially true for the ctenodrilids). Specimens of Ctenodrilus also have turned up associated with Flabelliderma commensalis at Santa Catalina Island and have the same dark purple pigmentation on sea urchins as these commensals do. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:885
Edit history
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2010-03-03 00:50:30Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2010-03-03 21:39:55Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2010). Ctenodrilida. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=885 on 2017-10-21
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