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An overview and a dichotomous key to genera of the phylum Gastrotricha

@inproceedings{Todaro2008AnOA,
  title={An overview and a dichotomous key to genera of the phylum Gastrotricha},
  author={M. Antonio Todaro and William D. Hummon},
  year={2008}
}
Gastrotricha are microscopic (0.06-3.0 mm in body length) free-living, acoelomate, aquatic worms, characterised by a meiobenthic life style. In marine habitats they are mainly interstitial, whereas in fresh waters they are ubiquitous as a component of periphyton and benthos and to a more limited extend also of the plankton. The phylum is cosmopolitan with about 700 described species grouped into two orders: Macrodasyida, with some 250 strap-shaped species, all but two of which are marine or… 
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