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
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.
CiteBoufahja, 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