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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2021-02-16
Page range: 587–592
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Bradynectes ensifer n. sp. (Platyhelminthes: Macrostomorpha) from North Carolina, USA

Dept. of Biology, Winthrop University, 349 Columbia Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29733, U.S.A.
Zoological Institute, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland.
Platyhelminthes Macrostomorpha


Bradynectes ensifer is a new species of Macrostomorpha from shallow subtidal sediment in Bogue Inlet, NC, USA. It differs primarily from all other named members of the genus in the radically different shape of its copulatory stylet. We also consider historical records of currently unnamed specimens with similar stylet morphology collected from the NC coast by the late Dr. Reinhard M. Rieger and his students.



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