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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Tunicata
Classis: Ascidiacea
Ordo: Phlebobranchia

Familia: Octacnemidae
Genera (10): Benthascidia – Cibacapsa – Cryptia – Dicopia – Kaikoja – Megalodicopia – Myopegma – Octacnemus – Polyoctacnemus – Situla

[Source: Ascidiacea World Database (WoRMS, 2017)]

Octacnemidae Herdman, 1888: 87

Type genus: Octacnemus Moseley, 1877, by monotypy.

Primary references

Herdman, W.A. 1888. Report on the Tunicata collected during the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Part III.—Pelagic Tunicates. Reports of Science Research Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. Zoology 27: 1–165 + 11 pls.


Octacnemidae in the World Register of Marine Species

Octacnemidae is a family of tunicates belonging to the order Phlebobranchia.[1]


Benthascidia Ritter, 1907
Cibacapsa Monniot & Monniot, 1983
Cryptia Monniot & Monniot, 1985
Dicopia Sluiter, 1905
Kaikoja Monniot, 1998
Megalodicopia Oka, 1918
Myopegma Monniot & Monniot, 2003
Octacnemus Moseley, 1877
Polyoctacnemus Ihle, 1935
Situla Vinogradova, 1969


"Octacnemidae". Retrieved 10 June 2021.


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