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Caudofoveata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Mollusca
Higher classification  Molluscs
Rank  Subclass
Molecular phylogeny of Caudofoveata (Mollusca) challenges traditional views  - ScienceDirect
Similar  Solenogastres, Molluscs, Aplacophora, Monoplacophora, Tusk shell

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Caudofoveata is a small class within the phylum Mollusca, also known as Chaetodermomorpha. The class is often combined with Solenogastres and termed Aplacophora, but some studies have cast doubt on the monophyly of this group.

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Anatomy

Caudofoveata BOLD Systems Taxonomy Browser Caudofoveata class

Caudofoveata are small (1-30 mm), mainly deep sea molluscs. They are worm-like, lacking shells or distinct muscular feet; they instead have scales and calcareous spines called sclerites, for movement.

Ecology

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Caudofoveates live by burrowing through soft sediment, and feed by lying vertically in the sediment with just the mouthparts exposed and taking in passing organic detritus. During sexual reproduction, the female produces eggs which are fertilized and brooded, and then the larvae swim freely.

Diet

Caudofoveates feed on foramanifera.

Taxonomy

Caudofoveata comprises the following families and genera:

  • Chaetodermatidae
  • Caudofoveatus
  • Chaetoderma
  • Falcidentidae
  • Falcidens
  • Furcillidens
  • Lepoderma
  • Limifossoridae
  • Limifossor
  • Metachaetodermatidae
  • Metachaetoderma
  • Prochaetodermatidae
  • Chevroderma
  • Claviderma
  • Lonchoderma
  • Niteomica
  • Prochaetoderma
  • Spathoderma
  • Scutopodidae
  • Psilodens
  • Scutopus
  • There are 15 genera, with about 150 known species.

    Caudofoveata Caudofoveata
    Caudofoveata Real Monstrosities Aplacophora
    Caudofoveata BOLD Systems Taxonomy Browser Falcidens genus

    References

    Caudofoveata Wikipedia


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