According to the authors, paludicola means "living in the swamp" which
refgers to the flood plain habitat of the host rgasses.
Females are strongly obese. curved or coiled ventrally when relaxed.
Interestingly, the males cuved dorsally (ventral surface out) when heat
Mature females obese.
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Reported from Australia on graases in areas subjected to flooding.
Nematode-induced galls on the grasses Polypogon monspeliensis and
Lachnagrostis filiformibecome become colonized by Rathayibacter toxicus
which is responsible for posoning of grazing animals. The condition is
known as "flood plain staggers" or annual ryegrass toxicity" ( Bertozzi and
The nematodes induce galls on shoot meristems and in developing seeds.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:
Bertozzi, T., & Davies, K. 2009. Anguina paludicola sp. N. (Tylenchida:
Anguinidae): The nematode associated with Rathayibacter toxicus infection in
Polypogon monspeliensis and Lachnagrostis filiformis in Australia. Zootaxa,