Funding for this research was provided by:
Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (Dha 2013-140, SLU.dha.2017.4.3-102)
Received: 10 December 2018
Accepted: 27 May 2019
First Online: 13 June 2019
: All specimens used in this study were collected from wild populations. Field work was conducted in accordance with local regulations. Antarctic nematodes and the kinorhynch were collected during R/V <i>Polarstern</i> cruise PS96 with permission from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany. No permits were required to collect any of the other taxa sequenced in this study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.