Family Rhabditidae

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ORDER RHABDITIDA
INFRAORDER RHABDITOMORPHA
            Family Rhabditidae
                        Genus Rhabditis
                                                           
                                   

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“Definition:  Rhabditinae.  Lips closed, not forming an open cup.  Oesophageal collar always present.  Metarhabdions with 5 or 3 tubercules in place of teeth, often anisoglottid, sometimes anisomorphic.  Vulva median, ovaries paired, oppposed reflexed.  Female tail of various shapes.  Male tail usually leptoderan, peloderan in one subgenus.  Spicules separate.
Bionomics.  All species occur where bacteria are plentiful, on which they feed.  Hirschmann (1952) showed that breeding of Rhabditids depends on ingestion of living bacteria.
(Description- Goodey, 1963)” From Powers and Mullin website http://nematode.unl.edu/

 

References:

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

Nguyen, Khuong B. 2006. Nematology website in the University of Florida.  http://kbn.ifas.ufl.edu/rhabdi/rhabkey.HTM

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