Genus Ecumenicus

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            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.



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.