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Prosthiostomidae Lang, 1884

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Prosthiostomoidea Bahia, Padula & Schrödl, 2017 · unaccepted (superfamilies in Cotylea not...)  
superfamilies in Cotylea not valid; superfamily with single family not accepted


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  1. Genus Enchiridium Bock, 1913
  2. Genus Enterogonimus Hallez, 1913
  3. Genus Euprosthiostomum Bock, 1925
  4. Genus Lurymare Marcus & Marcus, 1968
  5. Genus Prosthiostomum Quatrefages, 1845
  6. Genus Amakusaplana Kato, 1938 accepted as Prosthiostomum Quatrefages, 1845 (Defining characters are plastic; 28S DNA cladograms show Amakusaplana acroporae nests within Prosthiostomum)
  7. Genus Mesodiscus Minot, 1877 accepted as Prosthiostomum Quatrefages, 1845
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Tyler, S., Artois, T.; Schilling, S.; Hooge, M.; Bush, L.F. (eds) (2006-2024). World List of turbellarian worms: Acoelomorpha, Catenulida, Rhabditophora. Prosthiostomidae Lang, 1884. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-07-22
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basis of record Faubel, A.; Noreña, C. (2001). Turbellaria, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 123-136 (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Deprez, T. (1999). Taxonlan.  [details]   

status source Bahia, J.; Padula, V.; Schrödl, M. (2017). Polycladida phylogeny and evolution: integrating evidence from 28S rDNA and morphology. <em>Organisms Diversity & Evolution.</em> 17(3): 653-678., available online at
page(s): 675 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Japanese ホソヒラムシ科  [details]
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