Benthimermithid nematode parasites of the amphipod Hirondellea dubia in the Kermadec Trench

  title={Benthimermithid nematode parasites of the amphipod Hirondellea dubia in the Kermadec Trench},
  author={Daniel Leduc and James Hewetson Wilson},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  • D. Leduc, J. Wilson
  • Published 18 January 2016
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Parasitology Research
Parasitic nematodes have evolved to exploit a wide variety of hosts living in a range of marine environments. Benthimermithid nematodes occur deeper than any other nematode parasites (down to 5880 m depth) but are mostly known from free-living adult stages living in the sediments, and parasitic juveniles are seldom encountered. In the present study, the benthimermithid Trophomera cf. marionensis was discovered in the body cavity of the lysianassoid amphipod Hirondellea dubia sampled between… 
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