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Two new species of Tetranchyroderma (Gastrotricha, Macrodasyida) from a sandy beach in southeastern Australia

Nicholas, Warwick; Todaro, M Antonio


Two new species of Tetranchyroderma are described from a sandy beach in southeastern Australia. Both species belong to the subgroup of the genus in which the dorsal surface of the body is covered with pentancres and in which head sensorial organs (tentacles and/or pestle organs) are absent. Tetranchyroderma pentaspersus sp. nov. is small, 178-244 μm long, and distinguished by possessing exceptionally large pentancres, c. 30 rows, with the central tine c. 15 μm long on the trunk, though shorter...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research


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