Generalised drawing of Loxosoma individual with bud, from BIODIDAC.

Belongs within: Entoprocta.

Loxosoma is a genus of solitary species within the Entoprocta. It can be distinguished from related genera by the presence of both straight and oblique muscles in the foot (which is a sucking disc), and the absence of a foot-gland in either adults or buds (Hammer 1915).

Loxosoma Keferstein 1862 H15
    |--*L. singulare H15
    |--L. annelidicola H15
    |--L. annulatum Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. antedonis Mortensen 1911 H15 [=Loxosomella antedonis BK77]
    |--L. breve Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. brumpti Nilus 1909 H15
    |--L. circulare Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. cirriferum Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. cocciforme Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. davenporti H15
    |--L. harmeri H15
    |--L. isolata Salvini-Plawen 1968 S-P86
    |--L. kefersteinii H15
    |--L. lanchesteri Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. loricatum Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. loxalinum H15
    |--L. minutum Osburn 1910 H15
    |--L. nitschei Vigelius 1882 H15
    |--L. phascolosomatum Vogt 1876 H15
    |--L. pusillum Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. saltans H15
    |--L. sluiteri Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. subsessile Harmer 1915 H15
    |--L. troglodytes Harmer 1915 H15
    `--L. velatum Harmer 1915 H15

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BK77] Barel, C. D. N., & P. G. N. Kramers. 1977. A survey of the echinoderm associates of the north-east Atlantic area. Zoologische Verhandelingen 156: 1-159.

[H15] Harmer, S. F. 1915. The Polyzoa of the Siboga Expedition – Part I. Entoprocta, Ctenostomata and Cyclostomata. E. J. Brill: Leyden.

[S-P86] Salvini-Plawen, L. v. 1986. Kamptozoa. In Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) (L. Botosaneanu, ed.) pp. 143-144. E. J. Brill / Dr. W. Backhuys: Leiden.

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