Photo: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Literal meaning: Without plates
Common name: Solengaster
Habitat: Specimens live in the mud from shallow to deep waters although they are most often found in the deeper waters.
Food: The Aplacophorans work the bottom sediment or feed on Coelenterates.
Syn. Amphineura in part
Ref. Abbott, 1989 p 407
Some taxonomists refer to Class Amphineura with Aplacophora being a subclass. This index recognizes Aplacophora as a separate class. References for Amphineura are: Keen, 1971 p 19, 859 and Keen & Coan, 1974 p 148.