Lai-Phu, H., Blome, D., Thanh, N.V. and Saint-Paul, Ulrich (2009) Five new species of the genus Leptolaimoides Vitiello, 1971 (Nematoda: Leptolaimidae) from Can Gio mangrove biosphere reserve, Vietnam. Russian Journal of Nematology, 17 (1). pp. 17-30.

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Five new species of the free-living marine nematode genus Leptolaimoides (Leptolaimidae) are described from mangrove forest of Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam. L. tropicus sp. n. is distinguished from L. thermastris by body size, longer amphids, shorter spicules, and in the female by the anterior position of the vulva; it differs from L. haploopis by very minute cephalic setae (R3), shorter body, amphids and spicules; it also differs from L. propinquus by slender body, longer amphids and tail, but shorter and stronger spicules. L. cangioensis sp. n. is distinguished within the genus by presence of two tubular precloacal supplements, shortest amphids in the male; and in the female by the filiform portion of tail set-off by a slight constriction. L. mangrovi sp. n. is distinguished from L. tubulosus by shorter body and amphids; it differs from L. asiaticus in having shorter amphids located closer to the anterior end as well as in the size of the spicules and supplements. L. clavicaudatus sp. n. resembles L. punctatus by the presence of four precloacal supplements in the male but differs from the latter in the absence of two longitudinal rows of enlarged dots and smaller body length and shorter spicules; it also differs from all known species in the particular small body size, and shorter tail being club-shaped at the terminal part. L. hexatubulosus sp. n. is unique in Leptolaimoides species with six tubular precloacal supplements.

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Research affiliation: Ecology > Mangrove Ecology
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Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 14:39
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