A new free-living marine nematode species of the genus Belbolla (Enoplida, Enchelidiidae) from a subtidal zone of the East Sea, Korea, with some ecological and biogeographical information KCI

Title
A new free-living marine nematode species of the genus Belbolla (Enoplida, Enchelidiidae) from a subtidal zone of the East Sea, Korea, with some ecological and biogeographical information
Alternative Title
A new free-living marine nematode species of the genus Belbolla (Enoplida, Enchelidiidae) from a subtidal zone of the East Sea, Korea, with some ecological and biogeographical information
Author(s)
Rho, Hyun Soo; Lee, Heegab; Lee, Hyojin; Min, Won Gi
KIOST Author(s)
Lee, Hee Gab(이희갑)Lee, Hyo Jin(이효진)Min, Won Gi(민원기)
Publication Year
2020-12
Abstract
A new free-living marine nematode species of the genus Belbolla Andrassy, 1973 belonging to the family Enchelidiidae is described based on specimens collected from the sediment of a subtidal benthic environmental habitat in the East Sea, Korea. Belbolla wonkimi sp. nov. differs from its congeners by the combination of the following characteristics: a relatively long body (3263-3396 μm), the absence of ocelli, nine oesophageal bulbs in the posterior pharynx, well-developed two winged precloacal supplements, longer spicule length (115-130 μm, 1.6-1.8 anal body diameter long), and a triangle-shaped shorter gubernacular apophysis (17-18 μm). Comparative tables on the biogeographical and morphological characteristics of Belbolla species are presented. A DIC (differential interference contrast) photomicrograph of the new species is also provided. This is the first taxonomic report on the genus Belbolla from Korean waters.
ISSN
1226-9999
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/39529
Bibliographic Citation
Korean Journal of Environmental Biology, v.38, no.4, pp.578 - 585, 2020
Publisher
한국환경생물학회
Keywords
marine nematodes; morphology; free-living; DIC photomicrographs; taxonomy
Type
Article
Language
English
Publisher
한국환경생물학회
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