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Two new marine flatworms (Polycladida: Pseudocerotidae) from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

SUDHANSHU DIXIT, C. RAGHUNATHAN, KAILASH CHANDRA

Abstract


The genus Pseudoceros is one of the most flamboyant among polyclads and is represented by 87 species worldwide. Pseudoceros galatheensis sp. nov. and P. nigropunctatus sp. nov., based on morphological and histological characters, have been described in the present paper. Both species had been photographed in the past from other parts of the world but lacked formal description. These are an addition to the polyclad fauna of the world described from India. 

 


Keywords


Platyhelminthes, Polyclad, Pseudoceros, new species, taxonomy, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India

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