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New Eclipidrilus species (Annelida, Clitellata, Lumbriculidae) from southeastern North America

Zootaxa

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Abstract

Three new species of Lumbriculidae from southeastern North America are attributed to Eclipidrilus Eisen. All are small worms (diameter 0.2–0.5 mm), having semi-prosoporous male ducts with the atria in X, and spermathecae in IX. Eclipidrilus breviatriatus n. sp. and E. microthecus n. sp. have crosshatched atrial musculature, similar to some E. (Eclipidrilus) species, but they differ from congeners in having small, compact spermathecal ampullae. Eclipidrilus macphersonae n. sp. has a single, median atrium and spermatheca. The new species have been collected only in Sandhills and Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain streams of North Carolina.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
New Eclipidrilus species (Annelida, Clitellata, Lumbriculidae) from southeastern North America
Series title:
Zootaxa
Volume
3194
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Magnolia Press
Publisher location:
Auckland, New Zealand
Contributing office(s):
Branch of Regional Research-Western Region
Description:
17 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
51
Last page:
67
Country:
United States
State:
North Carolina
Other Geospatial:
North America