Family Monhysteridae

Rev. 12/24/2021    

Nematoda

Chromadorea

Chromadoria

Monhysterida

Monhysterina

Monhysteroidea

 

Monhysteridae De Man, 1876
                

 The family Monhysteridae has a confused taxonomic history with a large list of synonyms and species inquirendae. The taxonomic problem is not restricted to the old literature; inconsistencies also appeared in recent studies (Fonseca and Decraemer, 2008).           

General Characteristics of the family:

(Ref. Andrassy, 2005).

Fonseca and Decraemer (2008) recognized 17 valid genera in the family Monhysteridae, seven of which are considered free-living nematodes inhabiting marine sediments. The seven genera of marine Monhysteridae include 70 valid species.. 

 

References:

Andrassy, I. 2005.  Free-living Nematodes of Hungary, Vol. I. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

Fonseca G. and Decraemer, W. 2008. State of the art of the free-living marine Monhysteridae (Nematoda). J. Marine Biol. Assoc UK. 88:1371-1390

 

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