Diurodrilus kunii sp. nov. (Annelida: Diurodrilidae) and a Molecular Phylogeny of the Genus.

  title={Diurodrilus kunii sp. nov. (Annelida: Diurodrilidae) and a Molecular Phylogeny of the Genus.},
  author={Hiroshi Kajihara and Maho Ikoma and Hiroshi Yamasaki and Shimpei F Hiruta},
  journal={Zoological science},
  volume={36 3},
A new species of stygobiontic interstitial annelid, Diurodrilus kunii sp. nov., is described based on material collected from medium sand sediment (ϕ = 1.2-1.7) at groundwater level (40-100 cm in depth; 5-15 m inland from splash zone) in the intertidal beach slope on Ishikari Beach, facing the Sea of Japan, Hokkaido, Japan. The new species differs from six known congeners in the arrangement of the anterior-head ventral ciliophores, the degree of development in the primary and secondary toes… 
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