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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.