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Symsagittifera smaragdina sp. nov.: A new acoel (Acoela: Acoelomorpha) from the Mediterranean Sea

Department of Ultrastructure and Evolutionary Biology, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstraße 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Department of Ultrastructure and Evolutionary Biology, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstraße 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Department of Ultrastructure and Evolutionary Biology, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstraße 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Xenoturbellida Acoela Sagittiferidae


From a survey of the interstitial fauna at Giglio, Italy, the new species Symsagittifera smaragdina sp. nov., (Sagittiferidae) is described. We herein transfer the genus Praesagittifera and its three species P. gracilis (Yamasu, 1982), P. naikaiensis (Yamasu, 1982), and P. shikoki Kostenko & Mamkaev, 1990 to the family Convolutidae. In addition the diagnosis for the family Sagittiferidae is revised to include only those species possessing sagittocysts in adult specimens.


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