Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 503–519

Nematofauna in the Adriatic Sea: review and check-list of free-living nematode species

  • Ana Travizi
  • Jasna Vidaković
Article

Abstract

The present paper presents a collection and synthesis of data found in numerous publications on Adriatic Sea nematofauna, as well as unpublished, data mentioned in annotations. For this purpose, a chronological order of investigations and a general survey of the species that occurred in the Adriatic Sea are given. In all, 281 free-living nematode species comprised in 133 genera and 34 families were discerned and listed in a taxonomic review, according to their spatial distribution. In special cases, descriptions of habitat features were noted. The position of species characterized by high population densities, their importance, and contribution to the faunistic composition of certain parts of the Adriatic were also discussed. The summary of the results, of prevailing research on free-living marine nematodes serves as a tool for making distinctions concerning the research level and state of nematofauna knowledge in different parts of the Adriatic Sea. Northern Adriatic nematofauna has been considerably more intensively investigated than that of the Central and South Adriatic.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Travizi
    • 1
  • Jasna Vidaković
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Marine Research“Ruder Bošković” InstituteRovinjCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationDepartment of EcologyOsijekCroatia

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