New records of Pristina proboscidea and P. aequiseta

Abstract

Many specimens of both Pristina proboscidea Baddard, 1896 and P. aequiseta Bourne, 1891 , were collected from shallow water beside shatt Al-Arab River in Al-Garma village in Basrah governorate . Morphological characteristics were studied . The first important of these characteristics is the absence of elongated hair setae in Pristina proboscidea and the presence of giant ventral setae in the fourth segment of P. aequiseta . This is the first record of these two species of oligochaeta , Naididae in Iraq.