Tail with two terminal setae.
Free-living marine nematodes, often in deeper waters. For example, the
is a small marginal shelf sea separated from the Arctic Ocean by the shallow
and narrow Gorlo Strait. In
its deepest regions (small depressions with a maximum depth of 343 m): the
deep water is very cold (about -1.5 Ã‚Â°C) and not fully saline (29.5-30.0 %).
Samples collectedat a depth of 251-288 m had 59 nematode morphotypes
belonging to 37 genera and 18 families. he genera Sabatieria and Filipjeva dominated
at all samples, followed by Aponema, Desmoscolex,
and Quadricoma. The
composition of the dominant genera is considered typical for this depth
range in temperate and Arctic waters (Miljutin et al., 2014).
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