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1 April 2015 Mesenchytraeus asymmetriauritus, a new enchytraeid (Annelida, Clitellata) from northeastern China
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A new enchytraeid species, Mesenchytraeus asymmetriauritus sp. nov., collected from terrestrial habitats of Changbai Mountain in the northeast China, is described. It is characterized by the dorsal vessel originating in XV–XVII, four pairs of preclitellar nephridia in 6/7–9/10, spermathecae attached to oesophagus in segment V and each possessing three or four ear-shaped diverticula of different size, one pair of asymmetrical sperm sacs occupying X–XVII and containing bulk of naked sperm bundles, atrium cylindrical with 4 prostate-like glands and distinct from vas deferens, and well-developed egg sac extending to XVI–XVII.

Jing Chen and Zhicai Xie "Mesenchytraeus asymmetriauritus, a new enchytraeid (Annelida, Clitellata) from northeastern China," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 128(1), 80-85, (1 April 2015). https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-128.1.80
Published: 1 April 2015
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