Asymmetron lucayanum

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Asymmetron lucayanum



Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Cephalochordata
Classis: not divided
Familia: Asymmetronidae
Genus: Asymmetron
Species: Asymmetron lucayanum



Asymmetron lucayanum Andrews, 1893


  • Amphioxides stenurus Goldschmidt, 1905
  • Amphioxides valdiviae Goldschmidt, 1905
  • Asymmetron caudatum Willey, 1896
  • Asymmetron macricaudatum Parker, 1904
  • Asymmetron orientale Parker, 1904
  • Branchiostoma pelagicum Gunther, 1889
  • Epigonichthys lucayanum (Andrews, 1893)
  • Epigonichthys lucayanus (Andrews, 1893)


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  • Holland, Nicholas D. & Holland, Linda Z. 2010: Laboratory spawning and development of the Bahama Lancelet, Asymmetron lucayanum (Cephalochordata): fertilization through feeding larvae Biological Bulletin, 219: 132–141. PDF
  • Kon, T.. Nohara, M., Nishida, M. Sterrer, W., Nishikawa, T. 2006: Hidden ancient diversification in the circumtropical lancelet Asymmetron lucayanum complex. Marine Biology 149(4): 875–883. PDF.
  • Kon, T., Nohara, M., Yamanoue, Y., Fujiwara, Y., Nishida, M. & Nishikawa, T. 2007. Phylogenetic position of a whale-fall lancelet (Cephalochordata) inferred from whole mitochondrial genome sequences. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007, 7:127 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-127 Reference page
  • McCulloch, Allan R. 1929. A Check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Memoir of the Australian Museum, Sydney. V: 1–144. PDF.
  • Mark, E.L. 1904. Asymmetron lucayanum in Bermuda. Science 20(501): 179. PDF.
  • Parker G.H. 1904. Maldive cephalochordates, with the description of a new species from Florida. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 46: 39–52 PDF.
  • Sibaja-Cordero, Jeffrey A., Troncoso, Jesús S. & Cortés, Jorge 2012. The lancelet Asymmetron lucayanum complex in Cocos Island National Park, Pacific Costa Rica. Pacific Science 66(4): 1–12. PDF.