The geographical and bathymetrical distribution of the Fecampiidae (Turbellaria, Rhabdocoela)

  title={The geographical and bathymetrical distribution of the Fecampiidae (Turbellaria, Rhabdocoela)},
  author={A. M. Christensen},
All members of the Fecampiidae are endoparasites. Since 1964 when only four species were known, four new species and 11 cocoon types, made by as many unknown species, have been described.The Fecampiidae are distributed in all major oceans from shallow waters to more than 5000 m depth. 
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