New records of free-living nematode species from Mount Ararat, Turkey, with SEM study of three remarkable species

Cakmak T., Kaydan M. B., Gözel Ç., Pena-Santiago R., Abolafia J., Gözel U.

BIOLOGIA, vol.76, no.1, pp.63-75, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/s11756-020-00495-x
  • Journal Name: BIOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Animal Behavior Abstracts, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-75
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a study of free-living nematodes (excepting Dorylaimida) from Mount Ararat, Turkey. A total of 25 species are recorded, which belong to the orders Enoplida (one species), Triplonchida (2), Chromadorida (1), Monhysterida (2), Plectida (4) and Rhabditida (18). Nine of them are new for the Turkish fauna: Acrobeles andalusicus, A. ciliatus, Acrolobus longigubernaculum, Cervidellus vexilliger, Chiloplacus trilineatus, C. bisexualis, Panagrolaimus rigidus, Propanagrolaimus hygrophilus, and Teratocephalus terrestris. Three species, namely A. longigubernaculum, C. vexilliger and T. auriculatus, are re-described, including morphological and morphometrical data, and SEM study. The altitudinal distribution of the species is also provided.