A note on the occurrence ofPelagonema obtusicauda, a free-living nematode inside bryozoans
© Biologischen Anstalt Helgoland 1973
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.