WoRMS taxon details

Nematomorpha

162564  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:162564)

accepted
Phylum
Subclass Gordioida

Class Gordiaces accepted as Gordioida
Class Nectonematoida accepted as Nectonematida (Spelling/Classification variation)
marine
Taxonomic remark Once recorded as a class under Cephalorhyncha  
Taxonomic remark Once recorded as a class under Cephalorhyncha [details]
WoRMS (2018). Nematomorpha. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=162564 on 2018-05-26
Date
action
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2005-07-01 13:10:14Z
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2016-04-13 18:11:20Z
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basis of record Neuhaus, B.; van der Land, J. (2001). Cephalorhyncha (=Loricifera, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Nematomorpha), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 159-160 (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Margulis, L.; Schwartz, K.V. (1982). Five Kingdoms : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth. Second edition. Freeman. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   
From other sources
Biology The Nematomorpha is a small phylum of aquatic worms with about 200 species worldwide. Their free-living adults are long and slender worms ranging from a few centimetres to about a metre in length. They occur mostly in fresh-water habitats (Order Gordioidea) with only a few species described from marine waters (order Nectonematoidea). The larval and juvenile stages are endoparasitic in aquatic or waterside arthropods, or in marine decapod crustaceans. [details]

Taxonomic remark Once recorded as a class under Cephalorhyncha [details]
LanguageName 
English horsehair wormshair wormsGordian worms  [details]
Japanese 類線形動物  [details]
Swedish tagelmaskar  [details]