oa African Zoology - Oncholaimus jessicae n.sp. (Nematoda: Oncholaimidae) from fresh water in the Transvaal

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Oncholaimus jessicae n.sp. is descriptionbed from several sites in the Blyde River system in the eastern Transvaal. The new species closely resembles O. deconincki Heyns & Coomans, 1977, from which it differs mainly in the absence of males and details of the demanian system: the ductus entericus is much longer, the uvette is situated closer to the anus, and the main duct is better developed and glandular.

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