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1 October 2007 Redescription of Nais inflata Liang (Annelida: Oligochaeta) from China
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Nais inflata Liang 1963 is redescribed on the basis of fully mature specimens collected from several localities of the Yangtze River and Yellow River. The observations and redescription resulting from the study of mature specimens supports N. inflata as a valid species. This species is characterized by a thickened body, the ventral crotchets all of the same type with distal tooth usually longer than proximal one, a greater number of dorsal chaetae per bundle, stout dorsal needles with equal minute bifid teeth (<1 µm), presence of penial chaetae, and prostate glands on vasa deferentia instead of atria. The species is most closely related to N. communis Piguet, 1906 and N. variabilis Piguet, 1906. A table comparing allied species is provided.
Junqian Zhang, Jing Chen and Zhicai Xie "Redescription of Nais inflata Liang (Annelida: Oligochaeta) from China," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 120(3), (1 October 2007). https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X(2007)120[264:RONILA]2.0.CO;2
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