Journal of Marine Sciences ›› 2020, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (2): 49-65.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1001-909X.2020.02.006

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Progress on the systematics of Comesomatidae (Nematoda)

LIN shiquan1,2, WANG Xiaogu1,2, WANG Chunsheng*1,2   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Marine Ecosystem Dynamics, MNR, Hangzhou 310012,China;
    2. Second Institute of Oceanography, MNR, Hangzhou 310012, China
  • Received:2019-09-12 Online:2020-06-15 Published:2020-12-24

Abstract: The Comesomatidae are a group of free-living marine nematodes that widely distributed in the ocean sediments. The development and progress of systematics research of Comesomatidae are briefly summarized and key to the species of each genera is also provided. Our review recognizes 3 subfamilies, 19 valid genera, 239 valid species, 4 genera including 4 species without enough morphological information for accurate identification (species inquirenda).

Key words: free-living marine nematodes, systematics, Comesomatidae, advanced research

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