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Discription of Octomyomermis chongqingensis sp. nov.
Author of the article:PENG Yu-fang1, SONG Jin-zhang2
Author's Workplace:(1.Faculty working office of Parasitology, West China Medical University, Chengdu 610041; 2.Institute of Military Medicine Sciences, Chengdu Military District, Chengdu 610061)
Key Words:Mermithidae; Octomyomermis; Octomyomermis chongqingensis; Anopheles sinensis

Octomyomermis chongqingensis was found parasitizing the larvae of Anopheles slnensis in Chongqing cityin August1984This new species possesses eight hypodermal chordssix cephalic papillae in one planewithout obvious cuticular fibersadult no caudal filament (Fig. see cover 2).

Male (Fig3-5) : Body length 12.8 mmthe pharyngeal tube extending almost equal to the total body length (b=1.02)Tail diameter (body width at the level of urogenital cavity hole) 105μTwo spicules short and flat with different shape and lengthand the long one 160μin lengthwith a ratio of 1.52 between spicule length and tail diameterTail papillae arranged regularly in three rows

Female (Fig. 6-8) : Body length 13.1 mmvagina pear-shapeddistance from anterior to vulva 5.3 mmV=40.1b=1.04

Diagnosis: (1) O. itascensis body length (female 43.7 mmmale 22 mm) considerably longer than that of O. Chongqingensisand the pharyngeal tube

extending approximately 14 of the total body lengthbut in O.chongqingensis

pharyngeal almost equal to body length. (2O. muspratti and O. troglodytis

with uniform spicules in length and shapebut quite different from that of

O.chongqingensis. The postanal genital papillae of O. muspratti showing indistinct

and scattered.

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