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Meiofauna of Moss Landing Beach, Moss Landing, CA. From Narine 1976.


Phyla or Group

Gastrotrichicha
Xenotrichula, Turbaanella, Pleurodasys, Pseudostomella, Tetranchyroderma

Crustacea/Ostracoda (6 unknown species)

Crustacea/Copepoda/Harpacticoidea
Arenostella kaiseri, Arenopontia dillonbechia, Ameria parvuloides, Apodopsyllus vermiculiformes, unident. Paramesochiridae

Nematoda
Enoploidea, Desmodoridea, Monohyssterioidea, Chromadoroidea, Draconematoidea (Epsilonema)

Turbellaria
Acoela, Rhabdocoela (Typhloplanoida & Kalyptorhynchia), Alleocoela

Nemertina
Ototyphlonemertes, Procephalotrix

Archiannelida
Saccocirrus gabriellae, Protodriloides chaetifer

Polychaeta
Pisione remota, Hesionides arenaria, Microphthalmus, Petitia amphophthalama, Hesioneura, Glycera, Stygocapitella subterranea

Oligochaeta
Tubificidae, Enchytraeidae (Marionina)