Gagarin V.G. 2010. [New species of enoplids (Nematoda: Enoplida) from Mediterranean Sea] // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.6 (for 2009). No.1: 117–127 [in Russian, with English summary].

Institute of Inland Waters Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavl region, 152742, Russia. E-mail: gagarin@ibiw.yaroslavl.ru

KEY WORDS: nematodes, Mediterranean Sea, new species.

ABSTRACT: Three new species of free-living nematodes of the order Enoplida were found at the sea cost of Mediterranean Sea near Israel: Cylicolaimus brachyurus, Epacanihion mac­ro­laimus, Micoletzkyia sedata. Cylicolaimus brachyurus sp.n. is similar to C. obtusidens Ditlevsen, 1926, but has a shorter body, longer outer labial sensillae and relatively shorter tail. Epacanthion macrolaimus sp.n. differs from E. brevispiculosum Mawson, 1958 in a absence of somatic setae, longer outer labial sensillae, shorter tail, shorter spicules of copulatory apparatus and other location of precloacal supplement in male. Micoletzkyia sedata sp.n. is similar to M. mucronata Vitiello, 1970, but do not have somatic and caudal setae, has a shorter oesophagus, longer and slender tail.

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