Genus Prodorylaimus

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ORDER DORYLAIMIDA
            Family Dorylaimidae
                        Genus Prodorylaimus

Genus Prodorylaimus Andrassy, 1959

“Definition:  Dorylaiminae.  Similar to Amphidorylaimus but larger, 1 to 3 mm. long.  Tails of both sexes similar, conoid-elongate to filiform.  Series of male supplements present, usually contiguous with a gap separating it from the pre-anal pair.  Spicules dorylaimoid; lateral guiding pieces present.  Female gonads paired, opposed, reflexed.  Subventral papillae present.  Lip region slightly offset.  Spear well developed.  Guiding sheath of spear usually appearing as double ring.” Goodey, 1963

References:

Goodey T. and J.B. Goodey. 1963. Soil and Freshwater Nematodes.  Butler and Tanner Ltd, London, Great Britain

Powers T. and P. Mullin. Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematodes. University of Nebraska Nematology Website. http://nematode.unl.edu/  Images: Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie