Phylum Nemertea (Ribbonworms)Classes of the Phylum Nemertea Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Can't find the classes you are looking for? Note:
Classes on this list are only those contained
in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include
all Park classes from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.
Also note: where the class name ends with '_class', it means that the class
name has not yet been agreed upon by taxonomists for this group,
or that it was not identified to this level.
In Case You Didn't Know ...
This is a recently discovered (in 2007) phylum of animals found by flatworm expert and collector Ben Glasgow while searching for planaria and other flatworms. Most of these creatures are marine, and are known by most people as just marine ribbonworms. The Smokies discovery represents a small group of freshwater (aquatic) species.