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Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. Volume 37.2 (2014) Pages: 205-216

Description of Marylynnia puncticaudata n. sp. (Nematoda, Cyatholaimidae) from Bizerte Lagoon, Tunisia

Boufahja, F., Beyrem, H.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2014.37.0205

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Abstract

A new free–living marine nematode species of Cyatholaimidae, Marylynnia puncticaudata n. sp. from Bizerte Lagoon (Tunisia) is morphologically described. Males are characterized by a slightly larger body than females, a cephalic ring followed by ten subcephalic setae, modified cuticular punctuation, caudal lateral differentiation of large dots, and strongly cuticularized gubernaculum with a unique shape and bidenticulated distal half. The cuticle ornamentation of females is similar to the males. However, their caudal lateral differentiation is composed of smaller and more spaced dots. An updated morphological key to species of Marylynnia is given.

Keywords

Free–living marine nematodes, Bizerte Lagoon, Marylynnia puncticaudata n. sp.

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Boufahja, F., Beyrem, H., 2014. Description of Marylynnia puncticaudata n. sp. (Nematoda, Cyatholaimidae) from Bizerte Lagoon, Tunisia. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 37: 205-216, DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2014.37.0205

Reception date:

18/06/2014

Acceptation date:

22/11/2014

Publication date:

12/12/2014

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