Database Details : World checklist of freshwater Nematomorpha species

Full name: World checklist of freshwater Nematomorpha species
Short name: FADA Nematomorpha
Version: Dec 2010
Release date: 2010-12-11
Authors/editors: Schmidt-Rhaesa A.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Nematomorpha - Gordioida
English name of the group: Freshwater hairworms
Number of living species 356
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 0
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 356
Abstract: The checklist includes a list of all currently known and accepted species of freshwater hairworms (Nematomorpha), assembled in the Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment (FADA) project. Nematomorpha are parasites of terrestrial (in few cases aquatic) insects. For sexual reproduction, they leave their host by driving it into water and emerging there. Five species are marine, 356 species live in freshwater. Horsehair worms are found in many different aquatic habitats throughout the world.
Organization: Zoological Museum, University Hamburg, Germany
Website: http://fada.biodiversity.be/group/show/7
Bibliographic citation: Schmidt-Rhaesa A. (2017). FADA Nematomorpha: World checklist of freshwater Nematomorpha species (version Dec 2010). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 28th November 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.