|Epsilonematidae (Nematoda) from a cold-water coral environment in the Porcupine Seabight, with a discussion on the status of the genus Metaglochinema Gourbault & Decraemer, 1986|Raes, M.; Vanreusel, A.; Decraemer, W. (2003). Epsilonematidae (Nematoda) from a cold-water coral environment in the Porcupine Seabight, with a discussion on the status of the genus Metaglochinema Gourbault & Decraemer, 1986. Hydrobiologia 505(1-3): 49-72. dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:HYDR.0000007245.66840.0a
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Epsilonematidae Steiner, 1927 [WoRMS]; Glochinematinae Lorenzen, 1974 [WoRMS]; Metaglochinema Gourbault & Decraemer, 1986 [WoRMS]; Nematoda [WoRMS]; ANE, Porcupine Seabight [Marine Regions]; Marine
epsilonematidae; glochinematinae; cold-water corals
Thirteen species of nematodes from the family Epsilonematidae Steiner, 1927 were found to be associated with a cold-water coral reef in the Porcupine Seabight. Among them, four species were already known from various locations such as Chile and Papua New Guinea. Three new species are described here:Glochinema trispinatum sp. n. is recognized by three dorsal thorns in the pharyngeal region. This species was also recovered from the Antarctic shelf. Epsilonema multispiralum sp. n. is characterised by a multi spiral amphid consisting of 3.25 coils. Bathyepsilonema lopheliae sp. n, is characterised by its body length, the position and relative width of the amphids and the nature of the cuticular ornamentation. Within the subfamily Glochinematinae Lorenzen, 1974, the number and arrangement of ambulatory setae is considered not to be of diagnostic importance. The former species Metaglochinema strigosum Gourbault & Decraemer, 1993 is therefore classified under the genus Glochinema Lorenzen, 1974. The original genus diagnosis of Metaglochinema, now a monotypic genus, is adjusted. The geographic distribution of epsilonematid nematodes is briefly discussed.