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Description of Longidoroides wiesae spec. nov. from the Kruger National Park (Nematoda: Dorylaimida)

J. Heyns
Koedoe | Vol 37, No 2 | a340 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v37i2.340 | © 1994 J. Heyns | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 August 1994 | Published: 27 August 1994

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J. Heyns, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Abstract

Longidoroides wiesae spec. nov. is described from South Africa. The new species is characterised by body length of about 4,5 mm; a spiral body posture; bluntly rounded, confluent lip region; small slit-like amphid aperture; bilobed amphidial fovea; bluntly rounded tail; and stylet length about 172 pm. It is compared with L. costatus Jacobs & Heyns, 1987, L. pulcher Jacobs & Heyns, 1982, L. pint Jacobs & Heyns, 1987 and an unnamed Longidoroides species described from Brazil by Rashid, Coomans & Sharma (1986).

Keywords

Nematoda, Longidoroides, Longidoridae, South Africa, Kruger National Park.

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