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Salvini-Plawen, 1978

Body with a relatively smooth surface, the integument consisting of a thick cuticle pierced by stalked epidermal papillae and covered by several layers of hollow, needle-like calcareous spicules. The radula sometimes absent or, if present, it is distich, consisting of serially arranged, forceps-like denticulations. Secondary respiratory organs are absent in the mantle cavity. Hermaphrodite without copulatory armature but an unpaired secondary sexual orifice.

Source: Jones and Baxter, 1987.

The following subtaxa of this family occur in the region:

Genus Rhopalomenia
Rhopalomenia aglaopheniae

Family Rhopalomeniidae