The phylum Nematomorpha comprises the Hair Worms, so called because they are remarkably thin though they can be up to a metre in length. They adults are free-living but the larvae are parasites, mainly of arthropods.
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Gordiacea: Horsehair Worms
Photograph of these worms, also known as cabbagehair, gordiid or gordian worms, with information on their habitat, identification and life cycle.
Gordius spp: Horsehair Worms
Photograph and description of these long, slender worms, with information on their distribution, life cycle and importance.
Information from Wikipedia on this phylum of free-living worms with parasitic larvae that are morphologically and ecologically similar to nematodes.
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