FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2022 Vol.28 No.2 PP 328-332
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v28i2pp328-332
Description of Stegorhabditis miniata sp. nov. (Nematoda: Rhabditidae) from Jammu and Kashmir (India)
*Shavish Vaid, A.A. Shah and Shamim Akhter1
Nematode Biodiversity Research Laboratory,
School of Biosciences and Biotechnology,
Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University
RAJOURI, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
1Goverment P.G. College,
RAJOURI, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
*Corresponding Author : E-mail: shavish.vaid@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
A population of Stegorhabditis miniata sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The new species is characterized by small body, six lips, small labial papillae, short stoma and narrow, evenly cuticularized, cheilostom cuticularized, gymnostom with parallel walls, stegostom isoglottoid, weakly developed with a pair of setose denticles on each plate, small spicules, separate, bursa absent, caudal papillae six pairs and tail of both sexes filiform.

KEY WORDS : Description, Morphology, New species, Poonch, Stegorhabditis, Taxonomy
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