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Identification key to species of the genus Latronema Wieser, 1954

Key created by Oleksandr Holovachov

Please refer to this identification key as Holovachov, O. (2019) Identification key to species of the Latronema Wieser, 1954. In: Bezerra, T.N.; Decraemer, W.; Eisendle-Flöckner, U.; Holovachov, O.; Leduc, D.; Miljutin, D.; Sharma, J.; Smol, N.; Tchesunov, A.; Mokievsky, V.; Venekey, V.; Vanreusel, A. (2019) NeMys: World Database of Free-Living Marine Nematodes. Accessed at

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Remaining taxa:
Latronema aberrans (Allgén, 1934) Gerlach, 1964

Latronema annulatum (Gerlach, 1953) Wieser, 1954

Latronema botulum Gerlach, 1956

Latronema conglobatum Gerlach, 1964

Latronema deconincki Boucher, 1976

Latronema orcinum (Gerlach, 1952) Wieser, 1954

Latronema piraticum Wieser, 1954

Latronema sertatum Wieser, 1959

Latronema spinosum Andrássy, 1973

Latronema whataitai Leduc & Zhao, 2015


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