Tobrilidae De Coninck, 1965
- Most species of the family Tobrilidae inhabit bodies of freshwater. They
are much less common in brackish water habitats..
- Sometimes, they are found in moist soil, particularly in the tropical regions
of the world.
- The family is recorded from all inland water bodies of the world, including a
record in Antarctica ( Eutobrilus antarcticus Tsalolikhin, 1981).
- Lake Baikal has a very high species diversity of endemic Tobrilidae.
- Most species are assumed to be predators or omnivores; some feed on diatom
algae and the genus Paratrilobus has been observed feeding on
- Body lengths of 1 to 9 mm are reported in the family with most species
between 1.5 and 2.5 mm.
Ref Holovachov and Shoshin (2014),
Holovachov, O., A Shoshin. 2014, 7.4 Order Triplonchida Cobb, 1919,
Handbook of Zoology. Gastrotricha …,
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