Mermithida

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Mermithida
Mermis nigrescens on tettigonia viridissima beentree.jpg
Mermis nigrescens on Tettigonia viridissima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Adenophorea
Subclass: Enoplia
Order: Mermithida
Hyman, 1951
Families

Mermithidae
Tetradonematidae

Mermithida is an order of nematode worms. The order includes two families, and most members are endoparasites on arthropods. One of the morphological characteristic of the order is the presence of a stichosome. [1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chitwood, B. G. & Chitwood, M. B. (1950). Introduction to Nematology (Vol. 1). Baltimore: Monumental Printing Co.doi:10.5962/bhl.title.7355
  2. ^ Z. X. Chen, D. W. Dickson (eds.) (2004) Nematology: Nematode Management and Utilization. CABI Publishing. ISBN 0-85199-646-9 p. 847