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Draconematidae (Nematoda, Desmodoroidea) from the Coast of Kenya, East Africa
Verschelde, D.; Vincx, M. (1993). Draconematidae (Nematoda, Desmodoroidea) from the Coast of Kenya, East Africa. Med. K. Belg. Inst. Nat. Wet. 63: 35-53
In: Bulletin. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Mededelingen. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0368-0177, more
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  • Verschelde, D.
  • Vincx, M., more

Abstract
    Six species of the family Draconematidae from the intertidal zone of the beaches of Gazi and Malindi, Kenya, are described or provided with additional information. Dracognomus annae sp. n. is characterised by its round rostrum, and by the shape of the male spicules; Dracognomus dermatoglyphus sp. n. is characterized by its indented rostrum, the fingerprint-like pattern of the annules at the mid-body region, and males by their spicules with hook-shaped capitulum; Dracograllus gilbertae sp. n. is characterized by its large fovea amphidialis, its slender posterior adhesion tubes, and a ventral postcloacal swelling at the base of the tail. Only one female and one juvenile was found of a Dracograllus spec. Additional characteristics are described for Dracograllus demani Allen & Noffsinger, 1978 and Dracograllus eira (Inglis, 1968) Allen & Noffsinger, 1978. For most of the species, Scanning Electron Microscopic pictures are shown.

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