CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Echiura (phylum)  »  Echiuroidea (class)  »  (family)

CAAB Code: 17 020000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Subclass (was phylum) Echiura - undifferentiated   
CAAB category: 17 - Sipuncula, Echiura Distribution map:

Occurrence locations shown as circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Family: Subclass (was phylum) Echiura (echiuran worms, spoon worms) - show full list
Common Name: echiuran worms
Common Names List: echiuran worms
spoon worms
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Organism Type: an echiuran worm
Taxon Notes:This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.
Scientific Name Notes:Long regarded as a distinct phylum of coelomate worms, recent genetic work has shown that the Echiura are actually derived annelids that have secondarily lost segmentation, and they are now regarded as a subclass within the Polychaeta.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Cleveland (CSIRO) I0000000
ITIS (USA) 154972
View at ITIS
Record source: Ruggiero, M.A. Gordon, D.P. Orrell, T.M. Bailly, N. Bourgoin, T. Brusca, R.C. Cavalier-Smith, T. Guiry, M.D. Kirk, P.M., 2015. A higher level classification of all living organisms., PLoS one, Vol. 10(4): 1-60. . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119248
Scientific Name
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Goto, R., 2016. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of spoon worms (Echiura, Annelida): Implications for morphological evolution, the origin of dwarf males, and habitat shifts., Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol. 99: 247-260. .
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