Notentera ivanovi Joffe et al., 1997: a contribution to the question of phylogenetic relationships between ‘turbellarians’ and the parasitic Plathelminthes (Neodermata)

  title={Notentera ivanovi Joffe et al., 1997: a contribution to the question of phylogenetic relationships between ‘turbellarians’ and the parasitic Plathelminthes (Neodermata)},
  author={B. Joffe and E. Kornakova},
Notentera ivanovi is a parasitic platyhelminth found in the gut of a polychaete, Nephthys ciliata. N. ivanovi has no mouth, pharynx, or intestine; the dorsal epidermis of adult animals forms a thick pad which is very similar to gut epithelia even at the light microscopic level. Structure of ciliary rootlets and dermal glands with peculiar striated secretion bodies point to close relationships with the Fecampiidae, though other important characters imply placing the genus Notentera in a separate… Expand

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