oa African Zoology - Three new Chromadoropsis species (Nematoda, Desmodoridae) from Southern Africa and the North Sea

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Three new Chromadoropsis species with four pharyngeal bulbi are descriptionbed from Southern Africa, Namibia (S.W.A.) and the North Sea. C. granulosus sp.nov. is descriptionbed from a sandy beach near Port Elizabeth. This species is characterized by a very distinct layer of yellow granules just below the cuticle. C. namibiensis sp.nov. is descriptionbed from a sandy beach at Langstrand, Namibia. This species can be distinguished by the length and shape of the gubernaculum and spicules as well as the size of the capitulum. C. longispiculosa sp.nov. is descriptionbed from the North Sea and is characterized by the long spicules and the presence of numerous porids. The genus Chromadoropsis Filipjev, 1918 is revised.

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