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NEMATOMORPHA (Gordian or horsehair worms)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

GORDIOIDA (a class of hairworms) Class  
GORDIOIDEA (Gordian or horsehair worms) Order  
CHORDODIDAE (Gordian or horsehair worms) Family  
Gordionus Muller, 1927 (a genus of hairworms)
Gordionus violaceus (Faceted Hairworm), eg: Gordionus violaceus (Faceted Hairworm) - In water
Genus 3 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. & Sankey, J., 1961 Land Invertebrates, a guide to British worms, molluscs and arthropods, excluding insects
Goodey, T., 1963 Soil and Freshwater Nematodes
Ritchie, J., 1921 Scottish hairworms (Nematomorpha, Gordiidae), their occurrence, habits, and characteristics; with a key for the discrimination of the species recorded from Britain


European Limnofauna: European Limnofauna

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references to NEMATOMORPHA (Gordian or horsehair worms)

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