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Table 7 Dominant nematode families present in a number of abyssal stations. CCFZ = Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (this study), PAP = Porcupine Abyssal Plain [28], MAP = Madeira Abyssal Plain [28], HEBBLE = Scotian Rise [48], HAP = Hatteras Abyssal Plain [27].

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

Station Dominant Family Subdominant Families Ecological Notes Geographic Location
CCFZ 0°N Monhysteridae Chromadoridae Microlaimidae Phytodetritus influenced Central Pacific
CCFZ 2°N Monhysteridae Microlaimidae Chromadoridae Phytodetritus influenced Central Pacific
CCFZ 5°N Monhysteridae Microlaimidae Chromadoridae Phytodetritus influenced Central Pacific
CCFZ 9°N Monhysteridae Xyalidae Chromadoridae   Central Pacific
CCFZ 23°N Monhysteridae Xyalidae Chromadoridae   Central Pacific
HEBBLE Chromadoridae Xyalidae Oxystominidae Benthic Storms Northwest North Atlantic
PAP 1989 Chromadoridae Xyalidae Monhysteridae Phytodetritus influenced Northeast North Atlantic
PAP 1991 Chromadoridae Monhysteridae Xyalidae Phytodetritus influenced Northeast North Atlantic
MAP Chromadoridae Xyalidae Monhysteridae Turbidite Northeast North Atlantic
HAP Chromadoridae Xyalidae Oxystominidae   Southwest North Atlantic
  1. Ecological factors that might influence nematode communities are listed, where they are known.