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Description of Aulolaimus mubarakvilli, New Species (Nematoda: Aulolaimidae) with Observation on Heterodorus longidens from Pakistan

Description of Aulolaimus mubarakvilli, New Species (Nematoda: Aulolaimidae) with Observation on Heterodorus longidens from Pakistan

Salma Javed, Saima Majeed, Nasira Kazi and Shahina Fayyaz*

National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270

*      Corresponding author: shahinafayyaz@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Aulolaimus mubarakvilli new species is described and illustrated from specimens collected from sediments of Mubarak Village in Karachi, Pakistan. The new species is characterized by a cuticle bearing 20-22 longitudinal ridges, tail conical, tapering evenly to narrow terminus 116-128 µm long. Cellular body content extending 2/3 of the tail length. Heterodorus longidens (Jairajpuri and Loof, 1968) Andrassy, 2009 is reported for the first time from Pakistan is briefly redescribed and illustrated.

 

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 50, Iss. 3, Pages 799-1198

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