oa African Zoology - Studies on Haliplectus Cobb, 1913. Description of Haliplectus algoensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Haliplectidae, Suborder Leptolaimina)

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Specimens of the genus Haliplectus Cobb, 1913 which exhibited remarkable morphological detail were collected from coastal dune slacks in the Alexandria dune field east of the Sundays River, near Port Elizabeth, on the shore of Algoa Bay. These specimens differ from closely related species mainly in greater body length, equatorial position of the vulva and the number of supplementary organs in the male (n = 3). They are descriptionbed herein as belonging to a new species, H. algoensis n.sp.

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