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The Macrostomidae[1] are a family of small basal free-living flatworms (Macrostomida, Turbellaria, Platyhelminthes), and members of the marine, brackish, freshwater meiobenthos.[1] There are currently about 180 named species in this family.[2]


  1. ^ a b van Beneden, E. 1870. Étude zoologique et anatomique du genre Macrostomum comprenant la description de deux especes nouvelles. Bulletin de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique 30:116-133, one plate.
  2. ^ Tyler, S., Schilling, S., Hooge, M., and Bush L. F. (comp.) (2006-2009) Turbellarian taxonomic database. Version 1.5


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