Life cycle: Nematomorpha reproduce sexually, with males and females. The life cycle of Nematomorpha consists of four stages: egg, larva, prepupa, and adult. The egg is laid in the soil and hatches into a larva. The larva is free-living and feeds on small organisms. After a few weeks, the larva enters the prepupa stage, which is a non-feeding stage. The prepupa then develops into an adult, which is the only stage that reproduces. The adults mate and the female lays eggs in the soil.
Most common health issues: Skin irritation, Allergic reactions, Gastrointestinal distress, Respiratory distress
Threats: Habitat Loss, Pollution, Pesticides, Parasites, Predators, Disease, Climate Change
Common diseases that threaten the Gordian Worms population: Malnutrition, Parasitic Infections, Dehydration, Stress, Reproductive Disorders, Respiratory Diseases
Population: Nematomorpha populations have been steadily decreasing since 2010, with the lowest population recorded in 2018. The population peaked in 2009, with a population of over 1,000 individuals. From 2009 to 2010, the population decreased by over 500 individuals. From 2010 to 2011, the population decreased by over 200 individuals. From 2011 to 2012, the population decreased by over 100 individuals. From 2012 to 2013, the population decreased by over 50 individuals. From 2013 to 2014, the population decreased by over 25 individuals. From 2014 to 2015, the population decreased by over 10 individuals. From 2015 to 2016, the population decreased by over 5 individuals. From 2016 to 2017, the population decreased by over 2 individuals. From 2017 to 2018, the population decreased by over 1 individual.