ⓘ Syndesmis longicanalis

                                     

ⓘ Syndesmis longicanalis

Syndesmis longicanalis belongs to the genus Syndesmis of the subfamily Umagillinae in the family Umagillidae. The specific name longicanalis is Latin for "long canal". It refers to the species distinctively very long bursal canal. It was first described in 1994 by Jozef B. Moens, Els E. Martens, and Ernest R. Schockaert. The type specimen was recovered in February 1992 from Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya, from the intestine of a flower urchin Toxopneustes pileolus recovered from a depth of 2 to 5 m 7 to 16 ft.