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Identification key to species of the genus Aponema Jensen, 1978


Key created by Oleksandr Holovachov

Please refer to this identification key as Holovachov, O. (2017) Identification key to species of the genus Aponema Jensen, 1978. In: Guilini, K.; Bezerra, T.N.; Eisendle-Flöckner, U.; Deprez, T.; Fonseca, G.; Holovachov, O.; Leduc, D.; Miljutin, D.; Moens, T.; Sharma, J.; Smol, N.; Tchesunov, A.; Mokievsky, V.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanreusel, A.; Venekey, V.; Vincx, M. (2017) NeMys: World Database of Free-Living Marine Nematodes. Accessed at http://nemys.ugent.be


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Remaining taxa:
Aponema abyssalis (Miljutin & Miljutina, 2009) Tchesunov, 2014

Aponema decraemerae Muthumbi & Vincx, 1999

Aponema mnazi Muthumbi & Vincx, 1999

Aponema ninae Portnova, 2009

Aponema papillatum Pastor de Ward, 1980

Aponema subtile Leduc & Wharton, 2008

Aponema torosum (Lorenzen, 1973) Jensen, 1978