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Helgoland Marine Research

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A note on the occurrence ofPelagonema obtusicauda, a free-living nematode inside bryozoans

  • N. R. Menon1, 2
Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen25:BF01609967


1. This is the first record of occurrence of a free-living nematode,Pelagonema obtusicauda Filipjev, inside the colonies of the bryozoanElectra pilosa (L.).

2. As many as 26 nematodes were recovered from a singleE. pilosa colony.

3. The nematodes attained sexual maturity and many females harboured well-developed eggs.


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