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Illustration by bobipineman (Used under the Fair Use License)

Originally created for an art challenge, this detailed illustration masterfully captures the dimorphism of an orthonectid species. Here, the larger female is portrayed to contain clusters of somatic cells. Yet, there is no visible digestive, circulatory, or excretory system for both genders, much like the real specimens. 



Chapter: Ctenophores: Welcome


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What makes an orthonectid an orthonectid?

Chapter: Ctenophores: Text


Chapter: Orthonectids

Background Information

Total discovered species:

Commonly Associated Terms


Evolutionary History & Adaptation

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Conservation and Threats

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Additional Resources

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Chapter: Ctenophores: List

Chapter Advisors and Contributors

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John Doe
PhD Entomology

Lead Researcher at Bugtopia

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James Doe
MSc Insect Pest Management

Termite Specialist

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Ann Doe
MSc Aquatic Entomology

Entomologist at BugTech

Chapter: Ctenophores: Our Team
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