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Nematode?

Observed: 14th October 2013 By: Ziczac
P1010409
Description:

There were several (counted six)of these in puddles on an old railway track going over moorland. They were approx 4" long. They were a dark brown terminating in black for the last mm or so at each end. They seemed to be quite active considering a temperature of 10 C. Altitude was 385 metres.

Identifications
  • Horse hair Nematode
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

markwilson's picture

worm

I think your id is correct if you move the observation to "invertebrates" you may get more response.

If you add Nematomorpha to give a scientific name.

It might be Gordius but I don't know enough about them to be sure

Mark Wilson