Genus Cephalobus

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ORDER RHABDITIDA
INFRAORDER CEPHALOBOMORPHA
            Family Cephalobidae
                        Genus Cephalobus

"Body length between 0.4 and 0.9 mm. Lateral field with three to five incisures, reaching tail tip. Three to five lateral lines present. Labial probolae small, their shape exceptionally variable: low-rounded, appearing as three rounded lips, or conical, or bicornuate. Female tail subcylindrical or conoid, tip rounded with or without mucro. Male tail usually with mucro." Bert and Borgonie, 2006

 


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References:

Bert, W.and G. Borgonie. Order Rhabditida: Suborder Tylenchina.  2006.  In: Eyualem Abebe, Traunspurger W., and Andrassy I. (eds) Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy. CABI Publishing, Cambridge, MA, pp. 688

Nguyen, Khuong B. 2006. Nematology website in the University of Florida.  http://kbn.ifas.ufl.edu/cephalob/cephakey.htm

Powers T. and P. Mullin. Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematodes. University of Nebraska Nematology Website. http://nematode.unl.edu/
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