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Acrobeles farzanae spec. nov. and Seleborca complexa (Thorne) from the West Coast National Park and Rocher Pan Nature Reserve (Nematoda: ephalobidae)

J. Heyns
Koedoe | Vol 38, No 2 | a318 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v38i2.318 | © 1995 J. Heyns | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 August 1995 | Published: 26 August 1995

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J. Heyns, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Acrobeles fananae spec. nov. is described from two localities on the west coast of South Africa. The new species is characterised by body length of 0.7-0.8 mm; relatively slender, cylindroid body, abruptly ventrally bent in vulval region; vulva with protruding lips and situated in a sunken area; three incisures in lateral field; and cuticle with an intricate interlocked block-like pattern. Additional data is presented on the morphology of Seleborca complexa (Thorne, 1925) collected in the same area.


Nematoda, Acrobelinae, taxonomy, morphology, SEM, South Africa


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