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Polychaeta taxon details

Diurodrilidae Kristensen & Niilonen, 1982

18912  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:18912)

accepted
Family
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Kristensen, Reinhardt M. and Niilonen, Tonny 1982. Structural studies on Diurodrilus Remane (Diurodrilidae fam.n.), with description of Diurodrilus westheidei sp.n. from the Arctic interstitial meiobenthos, W. Greenland. Zoologica Scripta, 11(1): 1-12. [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Diurodrilidae Kristensen & Niilonen, 1982. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=18912 on 2018-02-19
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2006-08-23 13:24:43Z
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original description Kristensen, Reinhardt M. and Niilonen, Tonny 1982. Structural studies on Diurodrilus Remane (Diurodrilidae fam.n.), with description of Diurodrilus westheidei sp.n. from the Arctic interstitial meiobenthos, W. Greenland. Zoologica Scripta, 11(1): 1-12. [details]   

additional source Kristensen, Reinhardt M. and Eibye-Jacobsen, D. 1995. Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis and spermatozoa in Diurodrilus subterraneus (Polychaeta, Diurodrilidae). Zoomorphology 115: 117-132. [details]   

additional source Dauvin, J.-C.; Dewarumez, J.-M.; Gentil, F. (2003). Liste actualisée des espèces d’Annélides Polychètes présentes en Manche [An up to date list of polychaetous annelids from the English Channel]. Cahiers de Biologie Marine. 44(1): 67-95., available online at http://www.sb-roscoff.fr/sites/www.sb-roscoff.fr/files/documents/station-biologique-roscoff-dauvinal2003-3835.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Worsaae, K.; Rouse, G. W. (2008). Is Diurodrilus an annelid?. Journal of Morphology. 269(12): 1426-1455., available online at https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10686 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Classification Diurodrilidae lack chaetae. "Diurodrilus species are nonsegmented, hyaline, dorso-ventrally flattened, marine metazoans with ventral ciliation and bilateral symmetry." "Diurodrilus has none of the significant annelid characteristics such as chaetae, head appendages, parapodia, nuchal organs, or obvious segmentation. Diurodrilus also lacks the characteristic midventral ciliary band found in many interstitial annelids such as Dinophilidae." Molecular analyses to date "do not support a close annelid relationship". [details]