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Aspidiophorus nipponensis

  • Order: CHAETONOTIDA Remane, 1925
    • Suborder: PAUCITUBULATINA d'Hondt, 1971
      • Family: CHAETONOTIDAE Gosse, 1864
        • Subfamily: CHAETONOTINAE Kisielewski, 1991
          • Genus: Aspidiophorus Voigt, 1903
            • Species: nipponensis
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Similar species:
A. paradox

This species was newly erected by (Schwank, 1990) from the data of (Saito, 1937) . Therefore, this new species corresponds to “A. paradox Saito 1937”.

Unfortunately, I have no data available for this species!

If you have access to the following literature:

Saito,I. 1937. Neue und bekannte Gastrotrichen der Umgebung von Hiroshima (Japan). J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ. 5: 245-265.

I would be very happy if you would send me a copy by Mail!