, Volume 175, Issue 3, pp 213–221 | Cite as

Free-living marine nematodes from the Southern Bight of the North Sea II. Notes on species of the Trefusiidae Gerlach, 1966

  • Magda Vincx
  • Ann Vanreusel


Three species of the Trefusiidae Gerlach, 1966 are described from the Southern Bight of the North Sea.

Trefusia litoralis (Allgén, 1932) is redescribed and information is given on the intraspecific variation.

Trefusia curvispiculosa sp.nov. is characterized by its typically curved spicular apparatus, up to now not found in other Trefusia species.

Rhabdocoma riemanni Jayasree & Warwick, 1977 is synonymized with Rhabdocoma americana Cobb, 1920 and that species is redescribed.

Key words

marine nematodes systematics North Sea Trefusiidae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magda Vincx
    • 1
  • Ann Vanreusel
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Morfologie en Systematiek der DierenInstituut voor Dierkunde, K.L.GentBelgium

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