Published Online: 30 MAY 2001
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Kristensen, R. M. 2001. Cycliophora. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 MAY 2001
The cycliophorans are the recently discovered group of microscopic marine animals with an asexual and sexual life cycle. The only described species Symbion pandora lives on the mouth appendages of marine lobsters and have so far only been found in the Northern hemisphere. The phylogenetic position in the Animal Kingdom is still uncertain. Cycliophorans have been considered a sister group to Entoprocta and Ectoprocta or Rotifera and Acanthocephala.
- sessile stage;
- Pandora larva;
- dwarf primary male;
- dwarf secondary male;
- dwarf female;
- chordoid larva