Four new species of Alaimus De Man, 1980 (Nematoda: Alaimidae) From India
AbstractSeveral specimens of the genus Alaimus de Man, 1880 were found in the soil samples collected from Assam, Manipur and West Bengal. They represent four new species which have been named as Alaimus indicus, Alaimus lambertii, Alaimus manipuriensis and Alaimus saccatus and are described below. Measurements were taken and observations made on specimens mounted in glycerine after being killed in hot 4% formalin and dehydrated by the slow method. Type material is deposited in the collection of the Department of Zoology of the Aligarh Muslim University.