|Long, slender nematode, usually 2 to 3 mm in length.
SEM face view shows a well-marked, rounded labial disc; first lip annule
divided into six sectors; lateral sectors almost completely
regressed, seen only as small interruptions of the first one or two
Labial region marked by deep longitudinal grooves.
Stylet very long, 60 to 150 Â Âµm long, with distinct basal knobs;
cone 70 to 80% of total stylet length.
Cuticle coarsely annulated.
of esophagus is thick and the metacorpus
has a strongly developed valve.
glands overlapping beginning of intestine.
Female: Tail cylindroid with a broadly rounded terminus;
two outstretched ovaries (diovarial, amphidelphic).
field with four lines or less.
[Ref: Fortuner & Luc, (1987), and H. Ferris.]