Description of Pseudacrobeles (Bunobus) arboricola sp. n. (Rhabditida: Cephalobidae) from rotting wood in Roztochya, Ukraine

O.V. Holovachov, S. Boström

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Abstract

Pseudacrobeles (Bunobus) arboricola sp. n., a new species of free-living nematodes from rotting wood in Ukraineis described. It is characterised by the absence of labial and cephalic probolae, presence of bar-shaped cheilorhabdia, low corpus-isthmus ratio (1.5-2.3), excretory pore anterior to corpus-isthmus junction, spermatheca 48-85 µm long, posterioruterine branch 10-22 µm long, rectum 25-31 µm long, ventrally curved elongate-conoid female tail (c’=4.9-6.8) with acute terminus, and short and ventrally curved conical male tail (c’=2.8-3.6) with rounded terminus bearing a short acute mucro.It differs from all hitherto described species of Pseudacrobeles (Bunobus) by the very anterior position of excretory pore and in the combination of characters listed above.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
JournalJournal of Nematode Morphology and Systematics
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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