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Two new ovoviviparous species of the family Selachinematidae and Sphaerolaimidae (Nematoda, Chromadorida & Monhysterida) from the northern South China Sea

TitleTwo new ovoviviparous species of the family Selachinematidae and Sphaerolaimidae (Nematoda, Chromadorida & Monhysterida) from the northern South China Sea
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFun, S, Boucher, G, Cai, L
JournalZootaxa
Volume4317
Issue1
Pagination95-110
Date Published01/09/2017
KeywordsBendiella vivipara n. sp., free-living marine nematodes, ovoviviparity, Parasphaerolaimus jintiani n. sp., South China Sea
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4317.1.4
DOI10.11646/zootaxa.4317.1.4