The Phoronida, divided into two genera and 10 species, is a small marine group, which belongs to the phylum Lophophorata.

Keywords: phoronida; lophophorata

Figure 1.

Diagram of an adult Phoronis showing the main anatomical features.


Further Reading

Emig CC (1979) British and other phoronids. In: Kermack DM and Barnes RSK (eds) Synopses of the British Fauna, vol. 13. London: Academic Press.

Emig CC (1982) The biology of Phoronida. Advances in Marine Biology 19: 1–89.

Emig CC (1997) Les Lophophorates constituent‐ils un embranchement? Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 122: 279–288.

Hyman LH (1959) The Invertebrates: Smaller Coelomate Groups, vol. 5. New‐York: McGraw‐Hill.

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Emig, Christian C(Apr 2001) Phoronida. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001612]