Descriptions of Anatonchus francolambertii sp. n. from Iran

M. Choudhary, W. Ahmad, M. S. Jairajpuri


Anatonchus francolambertii sp. n. collected from the vicinity of the Caspian Sea, Iran, is described and illustrated. It is characterized by having 2.15-2.58 mm long body, large globular buccal cavity measuring 52-55 × 42-55 μm, pharyngo-intestinal junction with prominent tubercles, amphidelphic female genital system, prominent pre- and post-vulval papillae, elongate-conoid tail, well developed caudal glands with a terminal opening, and males having 91-98 μm long spicules, 11-12 ventromedian supplements.

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