Advertisement

Hydrobiologia

, Volume 230, Issue 3, pp 165–178 | Cite as

Six new species of the genus Diplopeltula (Nematoda: Diplopeltidae) with remarks on the heterogeneity of the taxon

  • M. Vincx
  • N. Gourbault
Article

Abstract

Six new Diplopeltula species are described: D. pulchra sp.n., D. belgica sp.n., D. striolata sp.n. and D. curta sp.n. (Southern Bight of the North Sea), D. nellyae sp.n. and S. pumila sp.n. (New Caledonia). Diplopeltula indica Gerlach, 1962 is redescribed from Guadeloupe (FWI). Based on the examination of these seven Diplopeltula species, the genus has been reappraised. The systematic position of the other genera of the Diplopeltidae Filipjev, 1918 is also discussed. Diplopeltoides Gerlach, 1962 is moved from the Aegialoalaimidae Lorenzen, 1981 to the Diplopeltidae.

Key words

marine nematodes Diplopeltula Diplopeltidae taxonomy new species 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. For the references prior to 1973 we refer to Gerlach & Riemann, 1973.Google Scholar
  2. Boucher, G. & M. N. Helléouët, 1977. Nématodes des sables fins infralittoraux de la Pierre Noire (Manche Occidentale). III. Araeolaimida et Monhysterida. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris, 3ième sér., 427, zool., 297: 85–122.Google Scholar
  3. Gerlach, S. A. & F. Riemann, 1973–1974. The Bremerhaven checklist of aquatic nematodes. A catalogue of Nematoda Adenophorea excluding the Dorylaimida. Veröff. Inst. Meeresforsch. Bremerh., suppl. 4: 1–736.Google Scholar
  4. Gourbault, N., J. Renaud-Mornant & M. N. Helĺeouët, 1985. Biotopes et peuplements méiofaunistiques des Petites Antilles (la Marie-Gallante, les Saintes, la Désirade). Premiès données. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris: 419–431.Google Scholar
  5. Jensen, P., 1978. Four Nematoda Araeolaimida from the Öre-sund, Denmark, with remarks on the oesophageal structures in Aegialoalaimus. Cah. Biol. mar. 19: 221–231.Google Scholar
  6. Juario, J. V., 1974. New free-living Nematodes from the sublittoral zone of the German Bight. Veröff. Inst. Meeresforsch. Bremerh. 14: 275–303.Google Scholar
  7. Lorenzen, S., 1981. Entwurf eines phylogenetischen Systems der freilebenden Nematoden. Veröff. Inst. Meeresforsch. Bremerh. 7: 1–449.Google Scholar
  8. Vincx, M., 1986. Free-living marine nematodes from the Southern Bight of the North Sea. Ph.D. Thesis, State University of Ghent, 618 pp.Google Scholar
  9. Vincx, M. & N. Gourbault, 1989. Two new species of Morlaixia gen. nov. (Nematoda, Diplopeltidae) with a subterminal ventral mouth. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris, 4: 83–90.Google Scholar
  10. Vincx, M., J. Sharma & N. Smol, 1982. On the identity of ‘Parancanthonchus caecus (Bastian, 1865)’ with a redefinition of the genus Paracanthonchus Micoletzky, 1924. Zool. 11: 243–263.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Vincx
    • 1
  • N. Gourbault
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Zoology, Marine Biology SectionUniversity of GhentGentBelgium
  2. 2.UA 699 CNRS, Biologie des Invertébrés marinsMuséum national d' Histoire naturelleParis Cedex 05France

Personalised recommendations