Longidorus pius sp. n. (Nematoda: Longidoridae) from Macedonia

I. Barsi, F. Lamberti


Longidorus pius sp. n., a monosexual species found in the rhizosphere of Cmpinus orientalis at Sveti Jovan Bigorski Monastery on the slope of Mount Bistra in Macedonia is described. The species is characterized by its medium size (L= 5.0-6.8 mm) and thick body (a = 58-68); anteriad abruptly tapering and laterally rounded lip region, continuous with the rest of the body; pocket-shaped amphids which are not bilobed at the base; long odontostyle 030-147 pm); and short, rounded tail. L. pius sp. n. has four juvenile developmental stages; the first stage with digitate tail. L. pius sp. n. resembles L. picenus and L. nevesi.

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