Australian Museum Journal Observations on the morphology and systematics of Thalassogenus Andrassy, 1973 (Nematoda: Thalassogeneridae n. fam.)

Shortform:
Orton Williams and Shamim Jairajpuri, 1984, Rec. Aust. Mus. 36(1): 1–5
Author(s):
Orton Williams, Ken J.; Shamim Jairajpuri, M.
Year published:
1984
Title:
Observations on the morphology and systematics of Thalassogenus Andrassy, 1973 (Nematoda: Thalassogeneridae n. fam.)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
36
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
5
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.36.1984.321
Language:
English
Date published:
15 June 1984
Cover date:
15 June 1984
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
NEMATODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
14 May 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
321
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (177kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2102kb PDF)

Abstract

Thalassogenus archaeops n.sp., the second species belonging to the extraordinary enoplid genus of predatory terrestrial nematodes first described by Andrássy (1973), is described from Western Samoa. The importance of the arrangement of the stoma, structure of the cardia and its accompanying glands, and the presence of an eye-spot and six caudal glands is discussed and a new family Thalassogeneridae is proposed for the genus.