Marine Phallodrilinae (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae) of Hainan Island in southern China

Abstract

Six species of Phallodrilinae are reported from Hainan Island in southern China. The mesopsammic Aktedrilus yiboi sp. nov. is new to science. It is characterized by a combination of (1) small, straight, conical, strongly cuticularized penis sheaths, (2) posterior prostate glands being associated with the most ectal parts of the atria, and (3) small spermathecal ampulla. Bathydrilus ampliductus Erséus, 1997 is recorded for the first time since it was originally described from Australia's Northern Territory.

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Wang, H., Erséus, C. Marine Phallodrilinae (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae) of Hainan Island in southern China. Hydrobiologia 462, 199–204 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1013150620623

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  • Phallodrilinae
  • marine oligochaetes
  • taxonomy
  • new species
  • Hainan