Nematomorpha

A special issue of Taxonomy (ISSN 2673-6500).

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Dear Colleagues,

Horsehair worms (Nematomorpha) are a fascinating group of parasitic worms. The number of described species, currently about 360, is constantly growing. Their life cycle, which includes host manipulation to drive terrestrial insects into water, attracts much interest, but has not been sufficiently investigated. Nematomorphs are still heavily understudied, although excellent papers have been published in the past years. Their life cycle is still incompletely known, ecological studies are few, and the mechanism by which they influence their hosts, driving them to water, is still unknown. Meanwhile, molecular data are starting to open new roads in their taxonomy for the understanding of morphological differences. This Special Issue welcomes research manuscripts on all aspects of Nematomorpha: their systematics, morphology, ecology, and others.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa
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Keywords

  • Taxonomy
  • Morphology
  • Host–parasite interaction
  • Phylogeny
  • Ecology

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New Records of Horsehair Worms (Nematomorpha) from India and a Summary of All Known Indian Species
by Arun K. Yadav, Dimos Khynriam, Limatemjen and Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa
Taxonomy 2021, 1(1), 14-22; https://doi.org/10.3390/taxonomy1010003 - 09 Nov 2020
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Twenty-one species of the phylum Nematomorpha from India have been described. In this paper, Acutogordius sulawensis is reported for the first time in this country, with new locality records of some Chordodes, Gordius and Acutogordius species from the north-east region of India. [...] Read more.
Twenty-one species of the phylum Nematomorpha from India have been described. In this paper, Acutogordius sulawensis is reported for the first time in this country, with new locality records of some Chordodes, Gordius and Acutogordius species from the north-east region of India. The total number of nematomorph species now known from India is thus raised to twenty-two species. This paper supplements information about nematomorph species added to the Indian fauna after 2004. Full article
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