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Records of Two Genera and Three Species of Nematodes Belonging to the Order Rhabditida Chitwood, 1933 from Pakistan

Records of Two Genera and Three Species of Nematodes Belonging to the Order Rhabditida Chitwood, 1933 from Pakistan

Salma Javed, Samreen Khan*, Nasira Kazi and Tabassum Ara Khanum 

National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Samreen Khan, National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan; Email: samreenkhan3336@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Three known species belonging to order Rhabditida were recovered from sewage and stagnant water with sediments from different location of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. In this study, two genera, Rhabditidoides and Butlerius and three species identified as Rhabditidoides stigmatus, Butlerius micans and Demaniella basili were recorded for the first time in Pakistan. The percentage occurrence of these genera was found as 50% each. These species were identified on the basis of morphological, as well as morphometric characters. In addition, brief description, measurement, line drawings, as well as photomicrographs for Pakistani population of these species are reported.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 53, Iss. 4, Pages 1201-1601

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