Gagarin V.G. 2009. [Two species of free-living nematodes of order Enoplida from Mediterranean Sea] // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.6. No.1: 13–20 [in Russian, with English summary].

Institute of Inland Waters Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavl region, 152742, Russia, e-mail:

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.06.1.02

KEY WORDS: Nematoda, Mediterranean Sea, new species.

ABSTRACT: New species of free-living nematodes Thalassoalaimus lissus sp.n. and Pelagonema obtusicauda Filipjev, 1918, male of with described fragmentary, incompletely were found off Mediterranean Sea cost near Israel. Thalassoalaimus lissus sp.n. similar to Th. mediterraneus Vitiello, 1970 and Th. septentrionalis Filipjev, 1927, but differ from them by the presence of hypodermal glands, more front location of vulva, comparatively shorter oesophagus, longer spicules and another positions of precloacal supplemental papillae. Illustrated descriptions of males and females Pelagonema obtusicaudata are given.

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