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Table 4 Genera with three or more species (in brackets) recorded from various locations; (i) Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ, this study), (ii) Porcupine Abyssal Plain 1989 study (PAP) [45], (iii) San Diego Trough (SDT) [10], (iv) Rockall Trough 535 metre station (RT 535) [10], (v) Irish Sea (IS, Ferrero unpublished data) [3], and (vi) Clyde Inland Sea low water spring tide (CIS) [6].

From: Biodiversity of nematode assemblages from the region of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone, an area of commercial mining interest

CCFZ PAP 1989 SDT RT535 IS CIS
Thalassomonhystera 12 Acantholaimus 8 Daptonema 8 Thalassomonhystera 7 Daptonema 8 Daptonema 8
Halalaimus, 11 Halalaimus 8 Halalaimus 7 Halalaimus 5 Microlaimus 7 Theristus 8
Acantholaimus 7 Daptonema 4 Microlaimus 6 Daptonema 3 Halalaimus 5 Microlaimus 5
Desmodora 7 Diplopeltula 4 Ceramonema 4 Microlaimus 3 Sabatieria 5 Neochromadora 4
Leptolaimus 7 Thalassomonhystera 4 Desmodora 4 Metadesmolaimus 3 Paracanthonchus 4 Cyartonema 3
Diplopeltoides 5 Microlaimus 3 Leptolaimus 3 Tricoma 3 Pomponema 4 Dichromadora 3
Syringolaimus 5 Oxystomina 3 Molgolaimus 3   Prochromadorella 4 Metadesmolaimus 3
Cervonema 4 Quadricoma 3 Prochromadorella 3   Theristus 4 Pomponema 3
Desmoscolex 4     Ceramonema 3  
Diplopeltula 4     Desmodora 3  
Linhystera 4     Richtersia 3  
Oxystomina 4     Tricoma 3  
Ascolaimus 3      
Campylaimus 3      
Campylaimus 3      
Cobbia 3      
Litinium 3      
Marylynnia 3      
Microlaimus 3      
Molgolaimus 3      
  1. Note that the Rockall data are based on only 3 samples so may underestimate numbers of species per genus. All other data are based on at least six samples.