This book describes and illustrates 300 species of free-living marine nematodes from the East China Sea and includes eighteen new species. Free-living marine nematodes are the most dominant and diverse meiofaunal group in marine benthic habitats. It has strong adaptability and wide distribution and plays a very important role in the material circulation and energy flow of benthic ecosystems. Up to now, about 7,000 species of free-living marine forms (attached to two classes, eight orders, 86 families, and 662 genera) have been recorded around the world. Some 500 species have so far been reported from the sea areas of China. Among them, more than 300 species were identified from the East China Sea. The book will provide basic data and information on free-living marine nematodes for ecosystem management, protection and utilization of marine biological resources in the East China Sea.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Morphology of Free-living Nematode
Chapter 3. Materials and Methods
Chapter 4. Systematics and taxanomy
Chapter 5. Order Araeolaimida De Coninck & Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1933
Chapter 6. Order Chromadorida Chitwood, 1933
Chapter 7. Order Desmodorida De Coninck, 1965
Chapter 8. Order Desmoscolecida Filipjev, 1929
Chapter 9. Order Monhysterida Filipjev, 1929
Chapter 10. Order Plectida Gadea, 1973
Chapter 11. Order Enoplida Filipjev, 1929
Index to families, genera and species
Dr Yong Huang (Awarded doctors degree from Ocean University of China in 2005) now works in the College of Life Sciences of Liaocheng University as a professor and supervisor of graduate students. Majoring in ecology and biodiversity, Dr Huang's specialty is the taxonomy of free-living marine nematodes. Up to now, Dr Huang has described about 500 species of free-living marine nematodes from the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the South China Sea, among which 110 novel species were published for the very first time. He has published more than 100 academic papers, including 66 SCI papers, four monographs and three teaching materials.
Dr Yuqing Guo (Awarded doctors degree by Ocean University of China in 2000) now works at the Fisheries College of Jimei University as a professor and doctoral supervisor. She has studied at the Plymouth Institute of Oceanography and the Natural History Museum of France. Now she mainly engaged in wetland marine benthos and marine ecology research. She presided over more than ten scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, natural science foundation of Fujian Province. She has edited two academic monographs, published nearly 70 academic papers in domestic and foreign journals, and won two higher education teaching achievement awards in Fujian Province.