Original Research

Dorylaimoidea (Nematoda) from rivers in the Kruger National Park

Annelize Botha, J. Heyns
Koedoe | Vol 34, No 2 | a420 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v34i2.420 | © 1991 Annelize Botha, J. Heyns | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 September 1991 | Published: 23 September 1991

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Annelize Botha, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
J. Heyns, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Abstract

This paper deals with nematodes from rivers in the Kruger National Park. Three new species are described, viz. Dorylaimus deaconi n.sp., Laimydorus olifanti n.sp. and Aporcelaimellus glandus n.sp. Lenonchium fimbricaudatum Swart & Heyns, 1991, Aporcelaimellus micropunctatus Botha & Heyns, 1990, Discolaimus monoplanus Heyns, 1963, Discolaimus major Thome, 1939 and Xiphinema italiae Meyl, 1953 have been recorded from the park before. Biometric data of the new populations are tabulated, and where appropriate illustrations are also given.

Keywords

Dorylaimoidea, Dorylaimus, Laimydorus, Aporcelaimellus, Lenonchium, Discolaimus, Xiphinema, Nematoda, taxonomy, Kruger National Park.

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