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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Classis: Enoplea
Subclassis: Enoplia
Ordo: Enoplida
Subordines: Campydorina - Enoplina - Ironina - Oncholaimina - Trefusiina - Tripyloidina - Incertae Sedis

Enoplida Filipjev, 1929

Clark, W.C. 1961: A revised classification of the Enoplida (Nematoda), New Zealand Journal of Science, 4: 123–150.
Zograf, J.K., Trebukhova, Y.A. & Pavlyuk, O.N. 2015. Description of new species of Phanodermopsis (Enoplida, Phanodermatidae) with key to genera of family Phanodermatidae and pictorial key to Phanodermopsis species. Zootaxa 4032(3): 277–289. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4032.3.3. Preview (PDF) Reference page.

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]

Clade I
Family Rhabdolaimidae
Clade II
Family Alaimidae
Family Ironidae
Clade III
Family Tripyloididae
Family Trefusiidae
Clade IV
Family Oxystominidae
Family Oncholaimidae
Family Enchelidiidae
Clade V
Family Thoracostomopsidae
Family Enoplidae
Family Phanodermatidae
Family Leptosomatidae

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



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