Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Gastrotricha > Order Chaetonotida > Suborder Paucitubulatina > Family Chaetonotidae > Subfamily Chaetonotinae

Aspidiophorus Voigt, 1903

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Aspidionotus Voigt, 1902 generic synonym


Aspidiophorus aster Martin LV, 1981
Aspidiophorus bibulbosus Kisielewski J, 1979
Aspidiophorus bisquamosus Mock, 1979
Aspidiophorus heterodermus Saito I, 1937
Aspidiophorus lamellophorus Balsamo, Hummon, Todaro & Tongiorgi, 1997
Aspidiophorus longichaetus Kisielewski J, 1986
Aspidiophorus marinus Remane, 1926
Aspidiophorus mediterraneus Remane, 1927
Aspidiophorus microlepidotus Hondt JL d, 1978
Aspidiophorus microsquamatus Saito I, 1937
Aspidiophorus oculifer Kisielewski J, 1981
Aspidiophorus ophiodermus Balsamo M, 1983
Aspidiophorus ornatus Mock, 1979
Aspidiophorus paradoxus (Voigt M, 1902)
Aspidiophorus paramediterraneus Hummon, 1974
Aspidiophorus polonicus Kisielewski J, 1981
Aspidiophorus polystictos Balsamo & Todaro, 1987
Aspidiophorus schlitzensis Schwank P, 1990
Aspidiophorus slovinensis Kisielewski J, 1986
Aspidiophorus squamulosus (Roszczak R, 1936)
Aspidiophorus tatraensis Kisielewski J, 1986
Aspidiophorus tentaculatus Wilke, 1954
Aspidiophorus tetrachaetus Kisielewski J, 1986


basis of record

d'Hondt, J.-L.; van der Land, J. (2001). Gastrotricha, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 156-158

additional source

Checklist of Gastrotricha by Antonio Todaro

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.



External Links



Todaro, A.; d'Hondt, J. (2014). Aspidiophorus Voigt, 1903. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:114426

Prof. Maria Balsamo. Aspidiophorus Voigt M, 1903. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=413061




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marine, not brackish, fresh, not terrestrial


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