Dolichodorus profundus Luc,
Excretory pore level with center of median bulb
Basal esophageal bulb elongate-pyriform. Not overlapping intestine. .
Ovaries paired, outstretched, spermathecae present.
Tail tapering abruptly then elongate conoid.
Male: Similar to female.
and gubernaculum slightly arcuate.
Males have unique caudal alae,
well-developed. Tail tip not bifurcate.
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Recorded from soil around roots of cocnut palms, Cocos nucifera,
in Togo, West Africa. Encountered at depths of 100-120 cm below the soil
surface, close to the water table. By comparison, other species of
plant-parasitic nematodes associated with the roots were mainly in the upper 50
cm of soil.
Ectoparasite mainly at root tip; nematode has long stylet.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:
Luc, M. 1960. Dolichodorus
profundus n. sp. (Nematoda-Tylenchida). Nematologica 5:1-6.