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Morphological and taxonomic study of the genus Tricoma Cobb (Nematoda: Desmoscolecida), with the description of new species from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia
Decraemer, W. (1978). Morphological and taxonomic study of the genus Tricoma Cobb (Nematoda: Desmoscolecida), with the description of new species from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Aust. J. Zool. 26(55): 1-121
In: Australian journal of zoology. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization: Melbourne. ISSN 0004-959X, more
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Keywords
    New species; Organism morphology; Taxonomy; Tricoma Cobb, 1894 [WoRMS]; ISEW, Great Barrier Reef [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    A detailed morphological study was made of the genus Tricoma, in particular of the anterior end and the internal structures. Among the many species found in samples from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, 12 new species and one new subspecies are described: T. allgeni, T. aculeata, T. brevispicula, T. dimorpha, T. hoplostoma, T. hopperi australiensis, T. goldeni, T. longispicula, T pachycephala, T. platapophysa, T. riemanni, T. rostralis and T. timmi. The following known species are redescribed: T. bvevirostris (Southern, 1914) Steiner, 1916; T. fisheri Timm, 1970; T. septuaginta Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1942; T. hopperi hopperi Timm, 1970, and T. similis Cobb, 1912.

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