|Title||Two new ovoviviparous species of the family Selachinematidae and Sphaerolaimidae (Nematoda, Chromadorida & Monhysterida) from the northern South China Sea|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Fun, S, Boucher, G, Cai, L|
|Keywords||Bendiella vivipara n. sp., free-living marine nematodes, ovoviviparity, Parasphaerolaimus jintiani n. sp., South China Sea|
Two new ovoviviparous nematode species are described from South China Sea. Bendiella vivipara n. sp. belongs to the family Selachinematidae and is characterized by a cuticle with lateral differentiation of 2–4 longitudinal rows of dots, and the presence of 3 papillose precloacal supplements. Parasphaerolaimus jintiani n. sp. is characterized by a cuticle with lateral longitudinal unstriated band extending from about the middle of the pharynx to the anterior two-thirds of the tail and a vulva situated far posteriorly. The importance of ovoviviparity in free living marine nematodes is discussed.