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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Enoplea
Subclass: Enoplia
Order: Enoplida
Filipjev, 1929

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Enoplida is an order of nematodes. It is one of two orders in Enoplia, which is one of two subclasses in Class Enoplea.[1][2]

These nematodes are mostly free-living marine animals.[3] Most feed on diatoms and other algaes.[1]

Upon phylogenetic analysis in 2010, the order was divided into five clades. Clades and selected families include:[3]


  1. ^ a b Class Enoplea. Nemaplex: Nematode-Plant Expert Information System. University of California, Davis. Version October 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Phylum Nematoda. Nematode Classification. Department of Nematology. University of California, Riverside.
  3. ^ a b Bik, H. M.; et al. (2010). "Moving towards a complete molecular framework of the Nematoda: a focus on the Enoplida and early-branching clades". BMC Evol. Biol. 10: 353. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-353. PMC 2995457. PMID 21073704.