, 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


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 


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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

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