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Use the links to navigate the hierarchy of invertebrate classification.

  Superphylum Radiata

Phylum Ctenophora

    Class Nuda
    Class Tentaculata

Taxon Information

The Phylum Ctenophora is not recorded from fresh waters. This taxon has not been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Ctenophora, "The approximately 150 described species are distributed among seven orders and 19 families." (Pechenik, 2015).
  • Ctenophora, "242 species" (Zhang, 2011).
  • Ctenophora, [100 described species] (Brusca & Brusca, 2003).


  • Pechenik, J.A. 2015. Biology of the Invertebrates, 7th edition. McGraw-Hill, NewYork.. 606 pp.
  • Zhang, Z.-Q. 2011. Animal biodiversity: An introduction to higher-level classification and taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 7-12. [Available online]
  • Brusca, R.C. & G.J. Brusca. 2003. Invertebrates, 2nd edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, Massachusetts. 936 pp.

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