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Nematodes from the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel (Chile): the genus Sabatieria (Comesomatidae: Nematoda) with the description of Sabatieria coomansi n. sp.

  • Guotong Chen
  • Magda Vincx


Eight species of the genus Sabatieria, one of which is new to science, are described from the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, Chile. Sabatieria coomansi n. sp. is characterised by a rather long body (3236–4012 μm) with conspicuous lateral differentiation; head diameter 24 μm, amphids 2.25 turns; long spicules (132–149 μm) or 1.6–1.9 abd, 23–26 precloacal supplements, tail 3.3–3.6 abd. This species belongs to the praedatrix group (Platt, 1985). Sabatieria arcuata is found since its original description by Wieser in 1954. Six other species, i.e., S. celtica Southern, 1914, S. falcifera Wieser, 1954, S. furcillata Wieser, 1954, S. granifer Wieser, 1954, S. mortenseni (Ditlevsen, 1921) and S. parabyssalis Wieser, 1954 are redescribed in detail with emphasis on new or shortly described morphological features.

taxonomy marine nematodes Sabatieria the Strait of Magellan Chile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guotong Chen
    • 1
  • Magda Vincx
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Marine Biology SectionUniversity of GhentGentBelgium

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