Actinotrocha sabatieri Roule, 1890

Adult: Phoronis psammophila Cori, 1889


Actinotrocha metschnikoffi Selys-Longchamps, 1907

Actinotrocha wilsoni A Selys-Longchamps, 1907

Actinotrocha hatscheki Selys-Longchamps, 1907

Actinotrocha ashworthi Selys-Longchamps, 1907

° References of the most recent published diagnoses


Last update: September 9, 2002  

Body large and transparent with pigmentation from 6-T stage.
Pigmentation at first two pigment masses located on both sides of the apical plate, later at the distal end of the tentacles.
Tentacles: until 12 larval tentacles; adult tentacles appear as thickening of the wall of the larval tentacles at the end of the 10-T stage.
Three blood masses, two on each side of the stomacal diverticulum and one on the ventral midline just above the insertion of the tentacles.
Stomach diverticulum unpaired.

  •  Most recent published diagnoses

  •  Emig C. C., Roldán C. & J. M. Viéitez, 2005. Filo Phoronida. In: Fauna Ibérica, vol. 27. Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC Madrid, p. 19-54 & 180-186 & 223-224.

  •  Zezina O. N. & S. N. Temereva, 2005. Brachiopoda and Phoronida. In: Biota of the Russian waters of the Sea of Japan, Ed. A. V. Adrianov, vol. 3, 138 p. Dalnauka, Vladivostock.

  •  Temereva E. N. & V. V. Malakhov, 2004. A key to the identification of phoronid larvae (Phoronida, Lophophorata) from the Sea of Japan [in Russian]. Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 83 (9), 1115-1126.
  •  Emig C. C., 1982. The biology of Phoronida. Adv. mar. Biol., 19, 1-89.
  • References on Actinotrocha sabatieri