Huang, Y.; Zhang, Z. (2006). Two new species of free-living marine nematodes (Trichotheristus articulatus sp. n. and Leptolaimoides punctatus sp. n.) from the Yellow Sea. Russian Journal of Nematology. 14 (1): 43-50.
Huang, Y.; Zhang, Z.
Two new species of free-living marine nematodes (<i>Trichotheristus articulatus</i> sp. n. and <i>Leptolaimoides punctatus</i> sp. n.) from the Yellow Sea
Two new species of free-living marine nematodes, Trichotheristus articulatus sp. nov. and Leptolaimoides punctatus sp. nov., both originating from the Yellow Sea, are described and illustrated. Trichotheristus articulatus sp. nov. can be separated from other known species in this genus by the distinct double articulated spicules, a circle of 6 long subcephalic setae, the presence of a hook proximally on the gubernaculums, and the absence of amphids and a gubercunacular apophysis. Leptolaimoides punctatus sp. nov. is characterized by the pronounced cuticular lateral diferentiation of two longitudinal rows of punctations and four tube-shaped precloacal supplements. Types are deposited in the College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of China