Loxosomella sp

Common name(s): Entoproct

Synonyms: Loxosomella sp
Phylum Entoprocta 
Order Solitaria 
Family Loxosomatidae 
Loxosomella sp on a tunicate tunic.  Height about 2 mm.
(Photo by: Dave Cowles, August 2010 )
Description:  Loxosomella have separate zooids.  The base of the stalk is not formed into a muscular disk that lets them detatch from the substrate and move.  This species has no horseshoe-shaped flange below the tentacles.

How to Distinguish from Similar Species:  Loxosoma has a muscular disk at the base which lets them detatch and move around.  Loxosomella nordgaardi has a horseshoe-shaped flange below the tentacles.

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Dichotomous Keys:
  Kozloff, 1987, 1996

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Dave Cowles (2010):  Created original page
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