Description of Metarhabditis giennensis sp. n. (Nematoda, Rhabditida, Rhabditidae) from decaying wood of a riverbank forest in the southern Iberian Peninsula.

@article{Abolafia2019DescriptionOM,
  title={Description of Metarhabditis giennensis sp. n. (Nematoda, Rhabditida, Rhabditidae) from decaying wood of a riverbank forest in the southern Iberian Peninsula.},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n Abolafia and Reyes Pe{\~n}a‐Santiago},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2019},
  volume={4652 1},
  pages={
          zootaxa.4652.1.8
        }
}
A new species of the genus Metarhabditis, M. giennensis sp. n., collected from a riverbank poplar forest in the southern Iberian Peninsula, is described and illustrated, including SEM observations. The new species is characterized by its 1.01-1.16 mm long body in females and 0.77-0.98 in males, cuticle with very fine transverse striation, lip region 9-14 µm broad and consisting of six swollen rounded lips fused in pairs, stoma 14-25 µm long with tubular gymno-promesostegostom, pharynx with… 
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