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Description of Paradorylaimus dorsocaudali, New Species (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) with Notes on Plectus (Ceratoplectus armatus) from Pakistan

Description of Paradorylaimus dorsocaudali, New Species (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) with Notes on Plectus (Ceratoplectus armatus) from Pakistan

Nasira Kazi1, Muhammad Israr2 and Shahina Fayyaz1,*

1National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi–75270, Pakistan
2Pakistan Science Foundation, Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: shahinafayyaz@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

A new species of the genus Paradorylaimus Andrassy 1969 is described and illustrated from Pakistan. Paradorylaimus dorsocaudali new species differ from all known species of the genus in having smaller body length, tail length and odontostyle length. The new species is characterized by 1.3-1.6 mm long female body, lip region truncate, offset by weak depression, odontostyle 21.4-23.2 µm long is and 2.8-3 µm wide, twice as long as the lip region width; vulva longitudinal; female tail 5.9-6.6 anal body diameter long, dorsally curved; prerectum 1.7-2.6 anal body diameter long.Plectus (Ceratoplectus) armatus (Butschli, 1873) Andrassy, 1984 is recorded for the first time in Pakistan and is briefly described and illustrated.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

October

Vol. 49, Iss. 5, Pages 1547-1936

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