Description of Talanema dhritiae sp. n. (Qudsianematidae : Dorylaimida) from West Bengal, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore Kolkata-700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore Kolkata-700053, West Bengal



Talanema dhritiae sp. n., species key, vineyard, West Bengal


In the present manuscript, a new species Talanema dhritiae sp. n., collected from vineyard in Chhatna village of Bankura district, West Bengal, India is described based on characters: having shorter body (L=0.71-0.97 mm), a=15.5-20.5, b=3.4-4.6, c=28.4-35.4, c’=0.9-1.1, V=44.6-48.2, transverse vulva, small spherical cardia and digitate tail. It shows similarities with T. avolai (L=0.85-0.99 mm) and T. salinae (L=0.7-0.8 mm) in having small slender body, but differs from both of them in odontostylet length (15.7-17 µm in T. avolai and 12-14 µm in T. salinae), width of lip (11-14 µm in T. avolai and 12-14 µm in T. salinae), oesophageal length (251-263 µm in T. avolai and 210-243 µm in T. salinae) and position of vulva (V=55.3-61.3 in T. avolai and 56.8-58.4 in T. salinae ), pre-rectum length (52-58 µm in T. avolai and 23-39 µm in T. salinae) and shape of cardia (spherical vs conical). The species key of the genus is also provided.


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Gantait, V. V., & Das, O. (2023). Description of <i>Talanema dhritiae</i> sp. n. (Qudsianematidae : Dorylaimida) from West Bengal, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 123(2S), 37–46.


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