Research Papers: Longidorus edmundsi N.Sp. Dorylaimida: Longidoridae) from Seagrape in Windward Islands
AbstractLongidorus edmundsi n.sp. is described from about the roots of Coccoloba uvifera growing on the beach near Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. L. edmundsi is recognized by a less tapering anterior end with a broad, truncate lip region, short amphidial pouches extending almost completely around the head, odontostylet guide ring located at less than one lip region width from the anterior end, short rounded tail in adults and the length of the body and odontostyle. Its closest relatives are L. tarjani and L. saginus. It differs from L. tarjani by shorter body length and much shorter odontostyle and from L. saginus by a more anteriorly placed odontostylet guide ring, shorter odontostyle and more posterior vulva.