Family Enoplidae

Revised 09/27/21

Enoplea

Enoplia

Enoplida

Enoplina

Enoploidea

Enoplidae Dujardin, 1845

A family of marine nematodes - inhabiting regions from shallow water to ocean depths.

Cephalic setae prominent

Stoma enveloped by esophagus

Stoma equipped with mandibles.

Esophagus cylindroid

Females generally amphidelphic

Males always dirochic

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References

Andrassy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary (Nematoda Errantia) Vol. 111. Humgarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 508p.

Dujardin. F. 1845. Histoire naturelle des helminthes ou vers intestinaux. Paris. Librarie Roret 654 pp.

Golden, A.M. and D.G. Murphy, 1967. Encholaimoidea (Nematoda: Dorylaimida), a new superfamily representing dorylaimid specimens with cephalic setae. Proc. Helmith Soc Washington. 34:94-98

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