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Classification
Within NatureWatch NZ

All Names

  • Korean
    • 복모동물문
  • English
    • Gastrotrichs
  • French
    • gastrotriches
  • Scientific Names
    • Gastrotricha
  • Japanese
    • 腹毛動物門

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Recent observations

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Square

What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

Observer

sonimomi

Date

November 23, 2016 10:07 PM CET

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What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

Observer

laragibson

Date

September 8, 2016 06:53 PM ADT

Description

From fresh water

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Square

What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

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karolina

Date

May 11, 2016

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Square

What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

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karolina

Date

April 2, 2016 07:11 PM EDT

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Observer

cwwood

Date

December 5, 2015

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Square

What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

Observer

nick_1121

Date

February 2, 2016 09:32 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A type of animal

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What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

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miss3s

Date

February 1, 2016 08:17 AM EST

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Square

What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

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stephanie10

Date

November 5, 2015

Description

Photograph by A. Bell

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What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

Observer

swampy

Date

November 8, 2015

Description

From a water sample from a beaver dam.

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Square

What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

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cstreid

Date

October 6, 2015

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Square

What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

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swampy

Date

October 22, 2015

Description

From Oct. 19th water sample.

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Square

What

Gastrotrichs Phylum Gastrotricha

Observer

swampy

Date

October 20, 2015

Description

From yesterday's water sample.

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Description from Wikipedia

The gastrotrichs (from Greek γαστήρ, gaster , and θρίξ, thrix ), often called hairy backs, are a phylum of microscopic (0.06-3.0 mm), pseudocoelomate animals abundant in fresh water and marine environments. Most fresh water species are part of the periphyton and benthos. Marine species are found mostly interstitially in between sediment particles, while terrestrial species live in the water films around grains of soil. The common name "hairy back" apparently arises from a mistranslation of "gastrotrich;" the...

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