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Pseudobiotus megalonys (Thulin, 1928)

Pseudobiotus megalonyx

Pseudobiotus megalonyx (Thulin, 1928) (Eutardigrada) is one of the biggest tardigrades. Females can reach a body lenght of more than 1 mm. This tardigrade can be found quite numerous (up to 3.000 animals in 100 ml sediment) in the mud flats of the lower elbe river (germany). It can tolerate low salinity.