Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Subclass SUCTORIA Claparede & Lachmann, 1858

Compiler and date details

May 2014 - Checked by Peter O’Donoghue, The University of Queensland.

July 2010 - Data provided by Peter O’Donoghue, entered in AFD by ABRS


Suctorians, adults unciliated, with tentacles; carnivorous. Unidentified species recorded from Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.


Ecological Descriptors

Symbiotic (host(s): Onyx sp. [DESMODORIDAE] Free-living marine nematode (cuticle); Quadricoma sp. [DESMOSCOLECIDAE] Free-living marine nematode (cuticle); Spirinia sp. [DESMODORIDAE] Free-living marine nematode (cuticle); Tricoma sp. [DESMOSCOLECIDAE] Free-living marine nematode (cuticle); Desmoscolex sp. [DESMOSCOLECIDAE] Free-living marine nematode (cuticle); Pseudochromadora cazca Gerlach, 1956 [DESMODORIDAE] Free-living marine nematode (cuticle)).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
02-Jul-2014 INTRAMACRONUCLEATA Lynn, 1996 02-Jul-2014 MODIFIED
18-Mar-2014 18-Mar-2014 MOVED
26-Jul-2012 12-Mar-2014 MODIFIED
22-Aug-2011 22-Aug-2011 MOVED
26-Jul-2012 10-Feb-2011 MODIFIED
09-Sep-2010 MODIFIED