Acrobeloides varius sp. n. (Rhabditida: Cephalobidae) from South Korea

Taeho Kim, Jiyeon Kim, Joong Ki Park

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A new Acrobeloides is described and illustrated from samples collected in rice farmland in South Korea. Acrobeloides varius sp. n. exhibits morphological characters of other acrobeloids, including a corpus with elongate spindle-like swelling and lateral incisures that extend to the tail end region. However, this new species is distinguished from other acrobeloids by having lateral incisures that change in number from one to five, three low rounded labial probolae, and a conical pointed tail end with a small spike-shaped mucron. In this study, a detailed morphological comparison of Acrobeloides species is provided, along with new molecular sequence data from the D2-D3 regions of LSU, SSU and partial mtDNA cox1 region from the new species, which can be used as molecular barcode sequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) funded by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea (NIBR201501201), and the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (NRF-2013R1A1A2005898), and by a grant from Marine Biotechnology Program (PJT200620, Genome Analysis of Marine Organisms and Development of Functional Applications and Marine Mollusk Resource Bank of Korea) funded by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Korea.

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© 2017 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.


  • SEM
  • description
  • molecular
  • morphology
  • morphometrics
  • new species
  • taxonomy


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