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Gobin, J. F. (2007). Free-living marine nematodes of hard bottom substrates in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Bulletin of Marine Science. 81(1): 73–84.
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Gobin, J. F.
2007
Free-living marine nematodes of hard bottom substrates in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Bulletin of Marine Science
81(1): 73–84
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NeMys doc_id: 17951
As part of a larger comparative study, marine nematode hard-bottom assemblages from Trinidad and Tobago were surveyed using artificial substrates. The collectors (nylon pan scourers) were used as a standard substratum for the colonization by marine nematodes inhabiting subtidal hard, rocky bottom substrata. The artificial substrate units (ASUs) were deployed at four sites off the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the former being the southernmost of the Caribbean chain of islands. The nematode fauna was represented by 5 orders, 25 families, 52 genera, and 70 species. The Chromadoridae were most abundant followed by the Cyatholaimidae. At the family level, the nematode fauna was found to be similar to other temperate and tropical locations including those of a few previously described Caribbean assemblages. Epigrowth feeders were dominant (65.2%) on the substrate followed by non-selective deposit-feeders (13.3%). Free-living marine nematodes of the western and southern Caribbean are not well known, while nematode fauna of hard-bottom substrates are even less known. This survey provides first records of the hard-bottom nematode fauna of Trinidad and Tobago and also adds new evidence for the geographic range of some nematode species.
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Anticoma Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Calomicrolaimus Lorenzen, 1976 (additional source)
Camacolaimus de Man, 1889 accepted as Deontolaimus de Man, 1880 (additional source)
Chromadora Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Chromadorita Filipjev, 1922 (additional source)
Comesoma Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Cyatholaimus Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Daptonema Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Desmodora de Man, 1889 (additional source)
Desmoscolex Claparède, 1863 (additional source)
Diplopeltis Cobb, 1905 (additional source)
Draconema Cobb, 1913 (additional source)
Eleutherolaimus Filipjev, 1922 (additional source)
Enoplus Dujardin, 1845 (additional source)
Epsilonema Steiner, 1927 (additional source)
Eurystomina Filipjev, 1921 (additional source)
Gnomoxyala Lorenzen, 1977 (additional source)
Graphonema Cobb, 1898 (additional source)
Halalaimus de Man, 1888 (additional source)
Halichoanolaimus de Man, 1886 (additional source)
Hypodontolaimus de Man, 1886 (additional source)
Leptolaimus de Man, 1876 (additional source)
Leptosomatum Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Linhomoeus Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Metacyatholaimus Stekhoven, 1942 (additional source)
Metalinhomoeus de Man, 1907 (additional source)
Microlaimus de Man, 1880 (additional source)
Molgolaimus Ditlevsen, 1921 (additional source)
Nemanema Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Neochromadora Micoletzky, 1924 (additional source)
Oncholaimus Dujardin, 1845 (additional source)
Oxystomina Filipjev, 1918 (additional source)
Paracanthonchus Micoletzky, 1924 (additional source)
Paramonohystera Steiner, 1916 (additional source)
Paroxystomina Micoletzky, 1924 (additional source)
Prochromadorella Micoletzky, 1924 (additional source)
Pselionema Cobb, 1933 (additional source)
Rhynchonema Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Sabatieria Rouville, 1903 (additional source)
Siphonolaimus de Man, 1893 (additional source)
Southerniella Allgén, 1932 (additional source)
Spiliphera Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Spilophorella Filipjev, 1917 (additional source)
Syringolaimus de Man, 1888 (additional source)
Viscosia de Man, 1890 (additional source)
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