Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 91–97

Aulacnema monodelphis n. g., n. sp. and Angiostoma coloaense n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabditida: Angiostomatidae) from terrestrial molluscs of Vietnam

  • Pham Van Luc
  • Sergei E. Spiridonov
  • Michael J. Wilson

DOI: 10.1007/s11230-004-1381-x

Cite this article as:
Luc, P.V., Spiridonov, S.E. & Wilson, M.J. Syst Parasitol (2005) 60: 91. doi:10.1007/s11230-004-1381-x


Two species of nematodes, Angiostoma coloaense n. sp. and Aulacnema monodelphis n. g., n. sp. (Angiostomatidae: Rhabditida) are described from terrestrial molluscs of Vietnam. Both species are characterised by a long bowl-shaped buccal cavity and typically angiostomatid male bursal alae, spicules and gubernaculum. The new genus, Aulacnema n. g., is erected for the first reported monodelphic angiostomatid. Angiostoma coloaense n. sp. can be distinguished from other species of Angiostoma Dujardin, 1845 by having a buccal cavity length greater than its width and the absence of tail spikes on both males and females.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pham Van Luc
    • 1
  • Sergei E. Spiridonov
    • 2
  • Michael J. Wilson
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Ecology and Biological ResourcesNational Centre for Science and TechnologyNghia Do, Tu LiemVietnam
  2. 2.Institute of ParasitologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK