Genus Ecumenicus

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ORDER DORYLAIMIDA
            Family Qudsianematidae
                        Genus Ecumenicus

"Description: Qudsianematinae. Cuticle smooth.  Lip region moderately offset; lips distict.  Odontostyle about as long as lip region width; guiding ring simple.  Pharynx enlarged in its posterior two-fifths.  Female genital apparatus mono-opisthodelphic; vulva transverse, sclerotized, pre-equatorial.  Male supplements six or seven, spaced.  Tail conoid, ventrally curved, or convex-conoid, straight, similar in both sexes.  Generally soil or moss inhabiting nematodes, one species also known from freshwater habitats.  Type species E. monohystera (de Man, 1880) Thorne, 1974” Vinciguerra, 2006.

 

References:

Vinciguerra, M.T.  2006.  Dorylaimida Part II: Superfamily Dorylaimoidea.  In: Eyualem Abebe, Traunspurger W., and Andrassy I. (eds) Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy. CABI Publishing, Cambridge, MA, pp. 392-467 

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