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Duplicated info[edit]

Well, after all there needs to be more info the animal itself (info from ru) --Member 03:36, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

these guys will become the pedophile's mascot soon...[edit]

Seriously, the coolest thing about this phylum is the reproductive cycle... mind boggling to say the least. And kinda gross. Anyway I added something about the reproductive cycle, but from memory. Correct me if I'm wrong, and add the details. -- Миборовский U|T|C|M|E|Chugoku Banzai! 06:12, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

It's really much better if you supply the reference. If your edit is challenged, and no source is supplied, the edit can be removed. -- Donald Albury (Dalbury)(Talk) 12:34, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
In the life cycle of cycliophorans asexual and sexual reproduction alternate (Funch & Kristensen 1997). Young sessile feeding individuals multiply asexually, but produce sexual stages when they are older (Obst & Funch 2003). These stages mate and give rise to the so-called chordoid larva, regarded to be the main dispersal stage (Funch 1996). (excerpt from Obst et al., 2005) --Stemonitis 13:25, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Yep, Funch, P., R. Kristensen. 14 December 1995. Cycliophora is a New Phylum with Affinites to Entoprocta and Ectoprocta. Nature, 378: 711-714. And Campbell & Reese 7th Edition... :D -- Миборовский U|T|C|M|E|Chugoku Banzai! 03:00, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

# of Species[edit]

How many species are in this genus? --Savant13 14:15, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

The known species are listed in the taxobox. -- Donald Albury 12:27, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Crustacean category[edit]

Should this article be placed in the crustacean category, because of the significance to lobsters ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Crustaceanguy (talkcontribs) 22:40, 30 January 2007 (UTC).

Crustacean category[edit]

Should this article be placed in the crustacean category, because of the significance to lobsters ?--Crustaceanguy 22:40, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I suppose it could be put in Category:True lobsters, but it's not actually very significant to lobsters. As far as I know, lobsters are hardly affected by the presence of Symbion. --Stemonitis 16:59, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

I see.--Crabby 18:21, 5 February 2007 (UTC)


I found a diagram showing an asexual symbion (personally I don't see why they are regarded as physically unique, they look like your standard polyp) with a male symbion attached to it, but I haven't found detailes images of the male nor any image of the female... N' I can't tell whether the pic I found was public property or illegally binding... But pictures of this creature are a must...Undead Herle King (talk) 09:42, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

(moved new comment to bottom of page)
Rule of thumb in WP is, if you're not sure of the copyright/licensing status of an image, don't upload it. I've added the Photoreq template to the top of the page to formalize your request. -- Donald Albury 11:42, 18 August 2008 (UTC)