POLKEPSILONEMA FIRMATUM SP. N., A MARINE NEMATODE (NEMATA: EPSILONEMATIDAE) FROM NEW CALEDONIA BY N. GOURBAULT1) and W. DECRAEMER2) 1) Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, D.0699 CNRS, Biologie des Invertébrés marins, 57 rue Cuvier, F.75231 Paris Cedex 05; 2) Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Department of Invertebrates, Vautierstraat 29, B.1040 Brussels, Belgium Polkepsilonema firmatum sp. n., a second species of the so far monotypic genus, is described with a single field of small copulatory thorns and three stout ambulatory setae in the external rows in the male, and five supporting setae in the female; the diagnosis of the genus is emended. Keywords: Marine nematodes, Epsilonematidae, taxonomy, New Caledonia The genus Polkepsilonema was established recently by Verschelde & Vincx, 1993 for P. mombasae, a species of the family Epsilonematidae collected from the East African coast, and characterized mainly by the occurrence of a large number of subcephalic setae disseminated on the rostrum. A second species of this genus has been frequently found in the calcareous sediments of New Caledonian beaches. The discovery of this new species reinforces the validity of the genus Polkepsilonema and, together with a study of the type specimen, allows a more extended generic diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS
Nematologica – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1994
Keywords: taxonomy; Marine nematodes; New Caledonia; Epsilonematidae
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