In rich samples of the solitary entoproct Loxosomella vivipara Nielsen, 1966, from the Caribbean Sea an unexpected variability of zooid shape could be observed. In most features this species cannot be properly distinguished from L. leptoclini Harmer, 1885. The identity of both these species is assumed.

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Emschermann, P. (2011). New species, taxonomist’s delight and faunist’s plight. On the variation range in Loxosomella vivipara Nielsen, 1966 (Entoprocta: Loxosomatidae). Zoologische Mededelingen, 85(1), 69–77.