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Aspidiophorus aster

  • Order: CHAETONOTIDA Remane, 1925
    • Suborder: PAUCITUBULATINA d'Hondt, 1971
      • Family: CHAETONOTIDAE Gosse, 1864
        • Subfamily: CHAETONOTINAE Kisielewski, 1991
          • Genus: Aspidiophorus Voigt, 1903
            • Species: aster
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Unfortunately, I have no data available for this species!

If you have access to the following literature:

Martin,L.V. 1981. Gastrotrichs found in Surrey. Microscopy 34: 286-300.

I would be very happy if you would send me a copy by Mail!