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Description of the marine nematode Hopperia australis (Comesomatidae) from mangroves in Darwin, Australia, with a pictorial key to Hopperia species
Jensen, P. (1992). Description of the marine nematode Hopperia australis (Comesomatidae) from mangroves in Darwin, Australia, with a pictorial key to Hopperia species. Cah. Biol. Mar. 33(4): 495-500
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Jensen, P.

Abstract
    A new free-living marine nematode Hopperia australis sp. n. is described from muddy sediment amongst mangroves in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. It is the first Hopperia species found in Australia. H. australis sp. n. differs from the other three known Hopperia species by its pointed tail tip. The presence of papilloid cephalic sense organs and somatic papillae is shared with the type species H. massiliensis Vitiello, 1969, but H. australis sp. n. is also distinguished by regularly distributed cuticular dots in lateral field, and smaller copulatory apparatus and smaller teeth than found in H. massiliensis. A pictorial key is provided as an aid to identify the four Hopperia species.

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