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Key to the species of Molgolaimus

This identification key for the genus Molgolaimus should serve as a help in the difficult process of identifying members of this genus. The key is based upon literature sources and the experience of Saskia Van Gaever and Maaike Steyaert from the Marine biology Section Ugent. Note that the key is an evolving tool.
Using the key still requires a basic skill in the field of nematology. Results should always be checked with the species-descriptions and illustrations available in the database.
Key created by Maaike Steyaert

Please refer to this identification key as Steyaert, M.; Deprez, T.; Raes, M.; Bezerra, T.; Demesel, I.; Derycke, S.; Desmet, G.; Fonceca, G.; de Assunção Franco, M.; Gheskiere, T.; Hoste, E.; Ingels, J.; Moens, T.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Van Gaever, S.; Vanhove, S.; Vanreusel, A.; Verschelde, D.; Vincx M. 2005. Electronic Key to the free-living marine Nematodes. World Wide Web electronic publication. 09/2005

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Remaining taxa:
Molgolaimus abyssorum Muthumbi & Vincx, 1996

Molgolaimus allgeni (Gerlach, 1950) Jensen, 1978

Molgolaimus citrus Gerlach, 1959

Molgolaimus cuanensis (Platt, 1973) Jensen, 1978

Molgolaimus gazii Muthumbi & Vincx, 1996

Molgolaimus kiwayui Muthumbi & Vincx, 1996

Molgolaimus labradorensis (Allgén, 1957) Jensen, 1978

Molgolaimus lazonus (Vitiello, 1970) Jensen, 1978

Molgolaimus longispiculum Timm, 1961

Molgolaimus minutus Jensen, 1988

Molgolaimus parallgeni (Vitiello, 1973) Jensen, 1978

Molgolaimus sabakii Muthumbi & Vincx, 1996

Molgolaimus tanai Muthumbi & Vincx, 1996

Molgolaimus tenuicaudatus (Allgén, 1959) Jensen, 1978

Molgolaimus tenuilaimus (Allgén, 1932) Jensen, 1978

Molgolaimus tenuispiculum Ditlevsen, 1921

Molgolaimus turgofrons (Lorenzen, 1971) Jensen, 1978

Molgolaimus typicus Furstenberg & Vincx, 1992

Molgolaimus tyroi Muthumbi & Vincx, 1996


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