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Free Content Redescription and taxonomic reappraisal of Nemertopsis actinophila Bürger, 1904 (Nemertea: Hoplonemertea: Monostilifera)

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The anatomy of the monostiliferous hoplonemertean, Nemertopsis actinophila Bürger, 1904, is described in detail and illustrated for the first time. The systematic position of the species is reassessed and a new genus, Cryptonemertes, is established for it. I concluded on the basis of morphological and behavioral adaptations that the nemertean possesses an ectocommensal relationship with its actiniarian hosts.

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Publication date: July 1, 1986

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