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Redescription of Bolbella californica Allgen, 1951 (Enchelidiidae: Nematoda), with Notes on its Ecology off Southern California

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Title:Redescription of Bolbella californica Allgen, 1951 (Enchelidiidae: Nematoda), with Notes on its Ecology off Southern California
Authors:Jones, Gilbert F.
Date Issued:Apr 1964
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Jones GF. 1964. Redescription of Bolbella californica Allgen, 1951 (Enchelidiidae: Nematoda), with notes on its ecology off Southern California. Pac Sci 18(2): 160-165.
Abstract:Bolbella californica Allgen, 1951 (Enchelidiidae: Nematoda), the
southern California species of the genus, is redescribed. A limited analysis based
on 79 specimens is made of its intraspecific variation. As redescribed, B. californica
may be distinguished from all other species of this genus by the number of esophageal
bulbi, 9 to 10; no previously described species has more than 8 bulbi.
B. californica was collected from 18 locations on the southern California mainland
shelf, in the depth range of 5.5 to 9.1 m. Bottom sediments at these locations
were variable.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/5509
ISSN:0030-8870
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 18, Number 2, 1964


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