Malacobdella arrokeana (Nemertea: Bdellonemertea), a new species of nemertean from the southwestern Atlantic Ocean entocommensal in Panopea abbreviata (Bivalvia, Heterodonta, Hiatellidae) in Argentina

@inproceedings{Ivanov2002MalacobdellaA,
  title={Malacobdella arrokeana (Nemertea: Bdellonemertea), a new species of nemertean from the southwestern Atlantic Ocean entocommensal in Panopea abbreviata (Bivalvia, Heterodonta, Hiatellidae) in Argentina},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica A Ivanov and Gregorio Bigatti and Pablo E. Penchaszadeh and Jon L. Norenburg},
  year={2002}
}
Malacobdella arrokeana, a new species of entocommensal nemertean is described from the mantle cavity of the bivalve Panopea abbreviata in Argentine waters. This discovery expands the distribution of the genus, including the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, and represents a new host record. Malacobdella arrokeana can be differentiated from all other species in the genus by the following combination of characters: worm size, length of rhynchocoel, proboscis and retractor muscle of… CONTINUE READING

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