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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Enoplea
Subclass: Enoplia
Order: Enoplida
Filipjev, 1929

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Enoplida is an order of nematodes. It is one of two orders in Enoplia, which is one of two subclasses in Class Enoplea. [1] [2]


These nematodes are mostly free-living marine animals. [3] Most feed on diatoms and other algaes. [1]


Upon phylogenetic analysis in 2010, the order was divided into five clades. Clades and selected families include: [3]

The World Register of Marine Species shows the following suborders within Enoplida: [4]

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  4. "Enoplida". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species . Retrieved 23 May 2020.