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Two Marine Species of Aphelenchoides

Two Marine Species of Aphelenchoides TWO MARINE SPECIES OF APHELENCHOIDES BY R. W. TIMM Visiting Professor of Nematology, University of California, Davis, U.S.A. AND MARY T. FRANKLIN Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, England Aphelenchoides gynotylurus n. sp., found in a salt water pool on the Bay of Bengal, is distin- guished by the knob-shaped tail terminus in the female and digitate mucro in the male. The female of the only other known marine member of the genus, A. marinus n. sp., has a longer and acutely conical tail, with a pointed end, and the male has the dorsal limb of the spicule bent ventrally at the tip. Among the superfamilies Tylenchoidea and Aphelenchoidea, the only genus known to be exclusively marine is Halenchu.r (Tylenchoidea). Members of this genus are parasitic or free-living, feeding on sea weeds of the genera Fucu.r and Ascophyllum on both sides of the North Atlantic and in the North Sea, the Medi- terranean, the Adriatic, the Red Sea and the Sea of Marmara. No marine species of Aphelenchoidea has previously been described. Of the two marine species of Aphelenchoide.r described in this paper, A. gyno- tylurus n. sp. (the name refers to the knob un the female tail tip) was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nematologica Brill

Two Marine Species of Aphelenchoides

Nematologica , Volume 15 (3): 6 – Jan 1, 1969

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0028-2596
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1875-2926
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10.1163/187529269X00434
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Abstract

TWO MARINE SPECIES OF APHELENCHOIDES BY R. W. TIMM Visiting Professor of Nematology, University of California, Davis, U.S.A. AND MARY T. FRANKLIN Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, England Aphelenchoides gynotylurus n. sp., found in a salt water pool on the Bay of Bengal, is distin- guished by the knob-shaped tail terminus in the female and digitate mucro in the male. The female of the only other known marine member of the genus, A. marinus n. sp., has a longer and acutely conical tail, with a pointed end, and the male has the dorsal limb of the spicule bent ventrally at the tip. Among the superfamilies Tylenchoidea and Aphelenchoidea, the only genus known to be exclusively marine is Halenchu.r (Tylenchoidea). Members of this genus are parasitic or free-living, feeding on sea weeds of the genera Fucu.r and Ascophyllum on both sides of the North Atlantic and in the North Sea, the Medi- terranean, the Adriatic, the Red Sea and the Sea of Marmara. No marine species of Aphelenchoidea has previously been described. Of the two marine species of Aphelenchoide.r described in this paper, A. gyno- tylurus n. sp. (the name refers to the knob un the female tail tip) was

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NematologicaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1969

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