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The description of <i>Monhystrella parelegantula</i> (De Coninck) (Nematoda, Monhysteridae), a free-living nematode species new for the Belgian coastal fauna

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  • New Records
  • Taxonomy
  • Monhysteridae
  • Monhystrella Parelegantula
  • Nematoda [Nematodes]
  • Ane
  • Belgium
  • Oostende Harbour
  • Sluice Dock
  • Belgium
  • Knokke-Heist
  • Dievengat
  • Ecology


Monhystrella parelegantula (De Coninck,1943) Andrassy, 1981, a new nematode record for the Belgian coastal area, has been isolated from two brackish water lagoons, the Dievengat near Knokke and the Sluice Dock of Ostend. This paper presents the first detailed morphological and morphometric data for the different stages of the life cycle, including the rare males. The systematic position and the ecological importance of the species are discussed.

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