Yoda purpurata

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Yoda
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Hemichordata
Class: Enteropneusta
Order: Enteropneusta
Family: Torquaratoridae
Genus: Yoda

Yoda purpurata is a species of acorn worm from the North Atlantic ocean, and the sole species of the genus Yoda. Ranging from 12 to 19 cm (4.7 to 7.5 in) in length, it was named after the fictional character Yoda from the Star Wars franchise.[1][2] It is the only known hermaphroditic member within the phylum.[3]

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  1. ^ Newly Discovered Acorn Worm Named After Yoda, retrieved 2012-10-06 18:05 UTC
  2. ^ Priede, Imants G.; Osborn, Karen J.; Gebruk, Andrey V.; Jones, Dan; Shale, David; Rogacheva, Antonina; Holland, Nicholas D. (2012). "Observations on torquaratorid acorn worms (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta) from the North Atlantic with descriptions of a new genus and three new species". Invertebrate Biology. 131 (3): 244–257. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7410.2012.00266.x. ISSN 1077-8306.
  3. ^ Priede, Imants G. (2012). "Observations on torquaratorid acorn worms (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta) from the North Atlantic with descriptions of a new genus and three new species". Invertebrate Biology. 131 (3): 244–257. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7410.2012.00266.x.

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