Mesocriconema kirjanovae (Nematoda: Criconematidae) from Southeastern Spain

P. Castillo, N. Vovlas


An abundant female population of a criconematid species identified as Mesocriconema kirjanovae (Andr¿ssy, 1962) Loof & De Grisse, 1989 is reported from a natural habitat in southeastern Spain. Measurements and morpho-anatomy obtained with light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy are included and compared with previous data on this species. Key words: Criconematidae, Erica sp., Mesocriconema annulatiforme, M. kirjanovae, M. raskiense, morphology, nematode, ring nematode, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Spain, taxonomy.

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