Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim.
Volume 40, Number 2, June 2004
|Page(s)||133 - 137|
|Published online||15 February 2009|
A description of Cernosvitoviella tridentina, a new species of Enchytraeidae (Oligochaeta) from the Italian Alps.
Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Mickiewicza 33, 31-120 Krakow, Poland.
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A new species of Enchytraeidae, Cernosvitoviella tridentina sp.n., is described from alpine streams (Stelvio National Park, Trentino). C. tridentina sp.n. belongs to a group of species with spermathecae confined to the V segment; it particularly resembles Cernosvitoviella carpatica (Cernosvitov), C. minor Dozsa-Farkas and C. celere Nurminen, but differs from these species by some important anatomical features: the presence of small seminal vesicles, longer ectal ducts of the spermathecae and (from two first species) by deep incision of the posterior margin of the brain.
Key words: Oligochaeta / Enchytraeidae / new species / alpine streams
© Université Paul Sabatier, 2004
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