Resources

Books

Harbison, G. R. "On the Classification and Evolution of the Ctenophora." In The Origins and Relationships of Lower Invertebrates, edited by S. C. Morris, J. D. George, R. Gibson, and H. M. Platt. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Matsumoto, G. I. Phylum Ctenophora (Orders Lobata, Cestida, Beroida, Cydippida, and Thalassocalycida): Functional Morphology, Locomotion, and Natural History. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, PhD Dissertation, 1990.

Periodicals

Harbison, G. R., G. I. Matsumoto, and B. H. Robison. "Lampocteis cruentiventer gen. nov., sp. nov.: A New Mesopelagic Lobate Ctenophore, Representing the Type of a New Family (Class Tentaculata, Order Lobata, Family Lampoctenidae, fam. nov.)." Bulletin of Marine Science, 68(2) (2001): 299-311.

Madin, L. P., and G. R. Harbison. "Thalassocalyce inconstans, New Genus and Species, an Enigmatic Ctenophore

Representing a New Family and Order." Bulletin of Marine Science 28(4) (1978): 680-687.

Rankin, J. J. "The Structure and Biology of Vallicula multiformis, gen. et sp. nov., a Platyctenid Ctenophore." Journal of the Linnean Society, 43 (1956): 55-71.

Stanley, G. D., and W. Sturmer. "A New Fossil Ctenophore Discovered by X-rays." Nature Vol. 327, No. 6125 (1987): 61-63.

Organizations

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039 Phone: (831) 775-1700. Fax: (831) 775-1620. E-mail: [email protected] Web site: <http://www.mbari.org>

Other

Mills, C. E. "Phylum Ctenophora: List of All Valid Species Names." March 1998 [June 10, 2003]. <http://faculty.washington.edu/cemills/Ctenolist.html>.

George I. Matsumoto, PhD

Phylum Platyhelminthes Class Acoela Number of families 20

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Tiny marine wormlike metazoans; the most primitive living animals with bilateral symmetry

Photo: A close-up of acoels (Waminoa sp.) on soft corals, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Photo by A. Flowers & L. Newman. Reproduced by permission.)

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