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Published: 2003-01-10
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Two new acoels (Acoela, Platyhelminthes) from the central coast of California

Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Maine, 5751 Murray Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5751, USA
Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Maine, 5751 Murray Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5751, USA
Xenoturbellida Acoelomorpha meiofauna turbellarians Childia Haplogonaria Paratomella Polychoerus Raphidophallus Stylomecynostomum


From a survey of interstitial acoel flatworms at Bodega Bay, California, the new species Haplogonaria phyllospadicis sp. nov., (Haploposthiidae) and Stylomecynostomum bodegensis gen. nov. sp. nov. (Mecynostomidae) are described, and new distributional records for two species of acoels, Raphidophallus actuosus (Convolutidae) and Paratomella rubra (Paratomellidae), previously unknown from the Pacific coast of North America, are also reported.


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