Collection of Free Life Aquatic Nematods from Quintana Roo, Mexico (ECOSUR-CH)

El Colegio de la Frontera Sur - Chetumal
Av. Centenario km 5.5
77000 Chetumal, Quintana Roo
Phone: (983) 835 0440
Fax (983) 835 0454

Dr. Alberto de Jesus Navarrete
Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries
Phone: (983) 835 0440 ext 4400 y 4100

The nematods are pseudocolaometes metazoan that inhabit land environments, fresh water and marine water environments from the poles to the tropics and from the desert to the ocean depths. Generally know as "round worms" they are considered among the most abundant and diverse organisms of the planet. In Mexico, marine nematods have been studied in the Campeche Sound. In Quintana Roo, research has been conducted in the Buenavista Lagoon and Chetumal Bay.

The database of this collection which pertains to the SNIB contains information on 22 families, 49 genera and 61 species corresponding to 506 specimens collected on the coasts of Quintana Roo, Mexico and Belize. Of the organisms collected 40% are new species for science.

El Colegio de la Frontera Sur - Chetumal

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