Criconemella rosmarini sp. n. (Criconematidae: Tylenchida) from Spain

P. Castillo, M. R. Siddiqi, A. Gomez Barcina


Specimens identified as Criconemella rosmarini sp. n. were found in soil samples from around the roots of Rosmarinus officinalis L. during a survey of several plant communities in the Sierra de Cazorla, Jaen. The species can be distinguished by the presence in the female of a fringe of short spine-like processes on each body annule, numerous anastomoses of annules along the body, stylet 61-76 I"m long and a convex-conoid postvulval region of body with VLiVB of 0.9-1.4. The systematic position of Criconemella is discussed.

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