Descriptions of two new and a known species of predatory nematodes (Nematoda: Mononchida) from Korea

Z. Khan, S. M. Lee, J. S. Choi, S. D. Park


Two new and a known species of mononchid nematodes from Korea are described and illustrated. Micatonchus koreanus sp. n. is characterized by the 2.4-2.7 mm long body, vagina with cuticularized pieces, a long tail with terminal spinneret and male with 86-90 um long spicules and 13-15 ventromedian supplements. The other new species M. ventralis has a 2.2-2.5 mm long body, rectal glands and ventrally subterminal spinneret. One male of Clarkus papillatus with spicules of 60 um, gubernaculum of 17 um and 16 ventromedian supplements is reported for the first time from Korea.

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