MORPHOMETRIC VARIATION AND JUVENILE STAGES OF XIPHINEMA DIVERSICAUDATUM (MICOLETZKY, 1927) THORNE, 1939 AND X. INDEX THORNE ET ALLEN, 1950 (NEMATODA: DORYLAIMIDA) FROM THE FORMER TERRITORY OF YUGOSLAVIA

L. Baksi, F. Lamberti

Abstract


The morphometric variability of adult and juvenile stages of Xiphinema diversicaudatum and X. index was studied on populations from the former territory of Yugoslavia. Both species presented four juvenile development stages. X. diversicaudatum morphometrics generally agree with those previously reported from Yugoslavia, but vary to different extents from those from Germany and Britain. Morphometrics of X. index correspond, more or less, with Mediterranean populations.

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