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Miljutin, D. M.; Gad, G.; Miljutina, M. M.; Mokievsky, V. O.; Fonseca-Genevois, V.; Esteves, A. M. (2010). The state of knowledge on deep-sea nematode taxonomy: how many valid species are known down there?. Marine Biodiversity. 40(3): 143-159.
10.1007/s12526-010-0041-4 [view]
Miljutin, D. M.; Gad, G.; Miljutina, M. M.; Mokievsky, V. O.; Fonseca-Genevois, V.; Esteves, A. M.
The state of knowledge on deep-sea nematode taxonomy: how many valid species are known down there?
Marine Biodiversity
40(3): 143-159
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All available information from literature sources dealing with deep-sea nematode species was analyzed, in order to obtain an overview of the state of knowledge in deep-sea nematode taxonomy and answer the question of how many valid nematode species are known from the deep sea so far. One hundred and twenty-seven taxonomic and ecological literature sources reported a total of 638 valid species belonging to 175 genera and 44 families, from 474 deep-sea stations at depths of 400–8,380 m. This number is less than 16% of all known marine nematode species, whereas the deep sea comprises about 91% of the ocean bottom. Of these species, 71% were initially described from the deep sea. Most of the valid species have been reported from the North Atlantic, including the Mediterranean. The rest of the World Ocean, including the Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans, is considerably less studied. The largest numbers of valid species were reported from the continental slope and the abyssal plains, while information on valid species from trenches, deep-sea canyons, and seamounts is extremely scanty. Some deep-sea families are much more investigated than others in proportion to their relative species abundances in the deep sea, i.e., the percentage of valid species from these families among all valid deep-sea species is much higher than the real percentage of species from these families reported in faunistic studies (e.g., Desmoscolecidae, Comesomatidae, Sphaerolaimidae, Benthimermithidae, Leptosomatidae, and Draconematidae). On the other hand, the families Xyalidae, Oxystominidae, and Monhysteridae were recognized as the most “underinvestigated,” as, in spite of their high species abundance in the deep sea, there are quite a few taxonomic studies on these taxa. Some deep-sea nematode species were reported from two or three oceans, and can be considered probable cosmopolitan species. Some number of probable eurybathic species were also found (the difference between minimum and maximum depth was from 1 km to more than 5 km).
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Acantholaimus Allgén, 1933 (additional source)
Acantholaimus akvavitus Gerlach, Schrage & Riemann, 1979 (additional source)
Acantholaimus arminius Gerlach, Schrage & Riemann, 1979 (additional source)
Acantholaimus elegans Jensen, 1988 (additional source)
Acantholaimus incomptus Vivier, 1985 (additional source)
Acantholaimus maks Gerlach, Schrage & Riemann, 1979 (additional source)
Acantholaimus quintus Gerlach, Schrage & Riemann, 1979 (additional source)
Acanthopharyngoides Chitwood, 1936 (additional source)
Actinonema Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Actinonema longicaudatum (Chitwood, 1951) accepted as Actinonema chitwoodi Wieser, 1954 (additional source)
Aegialoalaimidae Lorenzen, 1981 (additional source)
Aegialoalaimus elegans de Man, 1907 (additional source)
Amphimonhystera Allgén, 1929 (additional source)
Amphimonhystrella Timm, 1961 (additional source)
Anticyclus Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Antomicron Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Aponema Jensen, 1978 (additional source)
Atrochromadora Wieser, 1959 (additional source)
Bathyepsilonema Steiner, 1927 (additional source)
Bathyeurystomina Lambshead & Platt, 1979 (additional source)
Bathynox (Bussau, 1993) Bussau & Vopel, 1999 (additional source)
Bodonema Jensen, 1991 (additional source)
Bolbolaimus Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Caligocanna Bussau, 1993 (additional source)
Camacolaimus de Man, 1889 accepted as Deontolaimus de Man, 1880 (additional source)
Camacolaimus prytherchi Chitwood, 1935 accepted as Deontolaimus prytherchi (Chitwood, 1935) Holovachov & Boström, 2015 (additional source)
Campylaimus Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Capsula Bussau, 1993 (additional source)
Cephalochaetosoma Kito, 1983 (additional source)
Ceramonema Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Cervonema Wieser, 1954 (additional source)
Chromadora Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Chromadorita Filipjev, 1922 (additional source)
Chromaspirina Filipjev, 1918 (additional source)
Comesoma Bastian, 1865 (additional source)
Comesomoides Gourbault, 1980 (additional source)
Coninckia Gerlach, 1956 (additional source)
Crenopharynx Filipjev, 1934 (additional source)
Cricohalalaimus Bussau, 1993 (additional source)
Curvolaimus Wieser, 1953 (additional source)
Cyartonema Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Cylicolaimus de Man, 1889 (additional source)
Daptonema Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Dasynemoides Chitwood, 1936 (additional source)
Deontostoma Filipjev, 1916 (additional source)
Desmodora de Man, 1889 (additional source)
Desmolorenzenia Freudenhammer, 1975 accepted as Desmoscolex (Desmolorenzenia) Claparède, 1863 (additional source)
Desmolorenzenia desmoscolecoides (Timm, 1970) accepted as Desmoscolex desmoscolecoides (Timm, 1970) accepted as Desmoscolex (Desmolorenzenia) desmoscolecoides (Timm, 1970) (additional source)
Desmoscolex Claparède, 1863 (additional source)
Desmoscolex amaurus Lorenzen, 1972 (additional source)
Desmoscolex articulatus Timm, 1978 (additional source)
Desmoscolex asetosus Decraemer, 1975 (additional source)
Desmoscolex frigidus Timm, 1978 (additional source)
Desmoscolex gerlachi Timm, 1970 accepted as Desmoscolex (Desmoscolex) gerlachi Timm, 1970 (additional source)
Desmoscolex labiosus Lorenzen, 1969 (additional source)
Desmoscolex macrophasmata Decraemer, 1984 accepted as Desmoscolex macrophasmatus Decraemer, 1984 (additional source)
Desmoscolex max Timm, 1970 accepted as Desmoscolex (Desmoscolex) max Timm, 1970 (additional source)
Desmoscolex remifer Timm, 1970 accepted as Desmoscolex (Desmoscolex) remifer Timm, 1970 (additional source)
Desmotricoma Decraemer, 1984 (additional source)
Dichromadora Kreis, 1929 (additional source)
Didelta Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Dinetia Decraemer & Gourbault, 1997 (additional source)
Diplopeltis Cobb, 1905 (additional source)
Diplopeltoides Gerlach, 1962 (additional source)
Diplopeltoides ornatus (Gerlach, 1950) Gerlach, 1962 (additional source)
Diplopeltula Gerlach, 1950 (additional source)
Disconema Filipjev, 1918 (additional source)
Dorylaimopsis Ditlevsen, 1918 (additional source)
Eleutherolaimus Filipjev, 1922 (additional source)
Elzalia Gerlach, 1957 (additional source)
Enchonema Bussau, 1993 (additional source)
Enoploides Ssaweljev, 1912 (additional source)
Enoplus Dujardin, 1845 (additional source)
Epacanthion Wieser, 1953 (additional source)
Epsilonema Steiner, 1927 (additional source)
Erebus Bussau, 1993 accepted as Erebussau (Bussau, 1993) Bezerra, Pape, Hauquier & Vanreusel, 2021 (additional source)
Euchromadora de Man, 1886 (additional source)
Eurystomina Filipjev, 1921 (additional source)
Filipjeva Ditlevsen, 1928 (additional source)
Filoncholaimus Filipjev, 1927 (additional source)
Gammanema Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Glochinema Lorenzen, 1974 (additional source)
Grahamia Allgén, 1959 (additional source)
Greeffiella Cobb, 1922 (additional source)
Greeffiella antarctica Timm, 1978 (additional source)
Halalaimus de Man, 1888 (additional source)
Halichoanolaimus de Man, 1886 (additional source)
Halichoanolaimus minor Ssaweljev, 1912 (additional source)
Halomonhystera Andrássy, 2006 (additional source)
Hopperia Vitiello, 1969 (additional source)
Hypodontolaimus de Man, 1886 (additional source)
Ixonema Lorenzen, 1971 (additional source)
Kenyanema Muthumbi, Soetaert & Vincx, 1997 (additional source)
Laimella Cobb, 1920 (additional source)
Ledovitia Filipjev, 1927 (additional source)
Leptolaimus de Man, 1876 (additional source)
Leptolaimus meyer-reili Jensen, 1991 (additional source)
Leptosomatides Filipjev, 1918 (additional source)
Leptosomatina Allgén, 1951 (additional source)
Leptosomatum Bastian, 1865 (additional source)

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