Steinernema puertoricensis n. sp. (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae), a new entomopathogenic nematode from Puerto Rico
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Román, J., & Figueroa, W. (1994). Steinernema puertoricensis n. sp. (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae), a new entomopathogenic nematode from Puerto Rico. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 78(3-4), 167-175. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v78i3-4.4285

Abstract

Steinernema puertoricensis n. sp., isolated from sand collected from a coconut plantation, can be distinguished from S. glaseri, its most closely related species, by characteristics of the first generation adults. The female has a greater body length (8.6 mm) and width (375 µm). Males have the excretory pore anteriad or posteriad to the nerve ring. Spicules are arcuate and lack a hook at the ventral side of the spicule tip. Infective third-stage juveniles are over 1 mm in length. This appears to be the first species of Steinernema described from the Caribbean islands and adapted to a hot humid environment.

https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v78i3-4.4285
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