Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 143–147 | Cite as

Paracomesoma paralongispiculum sp. n.: a New species of nematode from mangroves of Can Gio (Vietnam) and taxonomy of the genus Paracomesoma Hope et Murphy, 1972 (Nematoda: Araeolaimida)

  • Nguyen Dinh Tu
  • A. Vanreusel
  • N. Smol
  • Phan Ke Long
  • Nguyen Vu Thanh
Taxonomy

Abstract

A literature review reveals that 13 species are described belonging to the genus Paracomesoma Hope and Murphy, 1972. In Can Gio mangrove forest, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, one new species Paracomesoma paralongispiculum n. sp. was found, which brings the number of species up to 14. This species differs from all known species of this genus by its very long spicules (12 times a.b.d) and 11–12 papillae supplements all confined within the spicular region.

Keywords

Marine nematode Comesomatidae Paracomesoma Can Gio mangrove Vietnam 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nguyen Dinh Tu
    • 1
  • A. Vanreusel
    • 2
  • N. Smol
    • 2
  • Phan Ke Long
    • 3
  • Nguyen Vu Thanh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nematology, Institute of Ecology and Biological ResourcesVietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Department of BiologyGhent UniversityGentBelgium
  3. 3.Vietnam National Museum of NatureHanoiVietnam

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