Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Placozoa > Genus Trichoplax

Trichoplax adhaerens Schulze, 1883

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TrichoplaxSchultze, 1883accepted genus name


original description

Schulze, F.E. (1883). Trichoplax adhaerens, nov. gen., nov. spec. Zool Anz 6, 92-97.

basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Placozoa, 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. 103

additional source

Syed, T., Schierwater B., 2002. Trichoplax adhaerens: discovered as a missing link, forgotten as a hydrozoan, re-discovered as a key to metazoan evolution. Vie Milieu 52 4: 177-187.

additional source

Ruthmann, A., Behrendt G., Wahl, R. (1986). The ventral epithelium of Trichoplax adhaerens (Placozoa). Zoomorphology 106, 115-122.

additional source

Stiasny, G. (1903). Einige histologische Details ├╝ber Trichoplax adhaerens. Zeitschr wiss Zool 75, 430-436.

additional source

Grell, K.G. (1971). Trichoplax adhaerens F.E. Schulze und die Entstehung der Metazoan. Naturw. Rdsch. 24, 160-161.

additional source

Schierwater, B. (2005). My favorite animal, Trichoplax adhaerens. BioEssays.

additional source

Parker, S.P. (Ed.) (1982). Synopsis and classification of living organisms. McGraw Hill Book Company: New York, NY (USA). ISBN 0-07-079031-0. 1166, 1232 pp.

additional source

Ocana, A.; Ibanez, A (2006). A new record for Placozoa from the Mediterranean Sea. Belgian Journal of Zoology 136(2): 249-250.

additional source

Ivanov, A. V. 1973. Trichoplax adhaerens Schulze and the question of the orgin of the Metazoa. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 211(6): 1469-1471.

additional source

Behrendt, G., Ruthmann, A. (1986). The cytoskeleton of the fiber cells of Trichoplax adhaerens (Placozoa). Zoomorphology 106, 123-130.

additional source

Buchholz, K., Ruthmann, A. (1995). The mesenchyme-like layer of the fibre cells of Trichoplax adhaerens: A syncytium. Z Naturforsch [C] 50c, 282-285.

additional source

Ivanov, A.V. (1973). Trichoplax adhaerens, a phagocytella-like animal. Zoologiceskij Zurnal 52, 1117-1131.

additional source

UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms





External Links

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (64 publications)
GenBank (29158 nucleotides; 23182 proteins)


Schierwater, B. (2014). Trichoplax adhaerens Schulze, 1883. In: Schierwater, B.; Eitel, M.; DeSalle, R. (2014) World Placozoa Database. 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:142023




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