Kinorhyncha - a poorly known and neglected animal phylum.
Mapping the mud dragons of Norway.
The project had 5 major objectives:
To collect intertidal (and to some extent deep-sea) sediment samples
To undertake morphological species determination, and identification of the species likely to be new to Norway and/or science
To characterize molecularly the Kinorhyncha species detected in Norwegian waters;
To provide state-of-the-art descriptions of newly discovered species;
To establish a comprehensive overview on the biodiversity and geographic distribution of the Norwegian Kinorhyncha fauna.