Two New Records of Free-Living Marine Nematodes (Nematoda: Enoplida: Ironidae and Plectida: Leptolaimidae) from India
Keywords:Trissonchulus provulvatus, Antomicron quindecimpapillatus, new records, nematoda
We report two new records of free-living Marine Nematodes from India, viz. Trissonchulus provulvatus Orselli and Vinciguerra, 1997 and Antomicron quindecimpapillatus Holovachov, 2012. Sediment samples were collected from Coastal regions of Puducherry. Morphological data along with description and distribution for both the species are provided here. Both the species reported here have been recorded previously only from their type locality: T. provulvatus Orselli and Vinciguerra, 1997 from the Mouth of River Simeto, Catania, Italy, while, A. quindecimpapillatus Holovachov, 2012 from Gullmarn Fjord near Fiskebackskil, Sweden.