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Description of the freeliving marine nematode Dracognomus tinae n. sp. Draconematiodea: Prochaetosomatidae
Jensen, P. (1981). Description of the freeliving marine nematode Dracognomus tinae n. sp. Draconematiodea: Prochaetosomatidae. Cah. Biol. Mar. 22(3): 285-289
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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Keywords
    Microscopy; New species; Taxonomy; Dracognomus tinae Jensen, 1981 [WoRMS]; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Jensen, P.

Abstract
    A new freeliving marine nematode is described: D. tinae n.sp. from the Belgian Coast. Its light microscopical characters are described and figured and its differential characters discussed. the presence of one ventral row of spine-like setae on the posterior half of the body turned out to be a generic feature. It is an atypical nematode having an "S"-shaped body and strongly differentiated somatic tubes presumed functioning partly to secrete a material (together with caudal gland cells) that attaches the tubes and the tail tip to the substrate allowing the animal to move in an inchworm-like manner.

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