A new species of Trileptium (Nematoda, Thoracostomopsidae) from a sandy beach in southeastern Australia, with a key to species and observations on geographical distribution
Thoracostomopsidae are common predatory marine nematodes found in littoral and sub-littoral sands. The buccal cavity is characterised by a mandibular complex and onchia (teeth) forming grasping jaws. Three constituent subfamilies and genera are distinguished by variations in the development of these structures. Of the three subfamilies, Thoracostominae have been found in sub-littoral habitats and have not been reported from Australia. A number of species from several genera of Enoplolaiminae...[Show more]
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