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Published: 2019-03-28
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Paranticoma lepta sp. n. and Elzalia bipectinella Hope & Aryuthaka, 2009 from water bodies of Vietnam

Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology, Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam Graduate University of Science and Technology; Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology, Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
Department of Nematology, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Cau Giay Dist.,Hanoi, Vietnam.
Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Yaroslavl oblast, Borok, 152742, Russia.
Nematoda mangrove forest free-living nematodes new species taxonomy


Two nematode species found in water bodies of Vietnam are described and illustrated. Paranticoma lepta sp. n., found in mangroves of the Yen River estuary is morphologically close to P. bendaense Micoletzky, 1930 and P. tricerviseta Zhang, 2005. From the former species it differs by the shorter cephalic setae and shorter tail, more anteriorly located cervical setae and shorter spicules. From the second species it differs by its thicker body, comparatively longer tail, longer spicules and absence of tooth-like structures in stoma. An illustrated description of males and females of Elzalia bipectinella Hope & Aryuthaka 2009 is given, originally described from mangrove forest in the Andaman Sea coastal zone of east Thailand. Females of this species are described for the first time.



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