, Volume 134, Issue 2, pp 151–169 | Cite as

Four new species of the genus Perepsilonema Lorenzen, 1973 (Nematoda, Epsilonematidae) from the bay of Calvi (Corsica, Mediterranean)

  • Ann Vanreusel
  • Magda Vincx


Four new species of the genus Perepsilonema are described. They are characterized by general habitus, cuticular ornamentation, shape and sexual dimorphism of the amphideal fovea, shape and number of ventral copulatory spines and the shape of the spicules. The female genital system comprises two reflexed ovaries, a left and a right spermatheca and a median uterine chamber filled with sperm cells. The distal part of the uteri have secretory wall cells which contain in some specimen spherical refractive bodies.


marine nematodes Perepsilonema systematics morphology mediterranean 


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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Vanreusel
    • 1
  • Magda Vincx
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Biology SectionZoology InstituteGentBelgium

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