Australodorus enigmaticus




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           Australodorus enigmaticus Coomans, Olmos, Casella & Chaves. 2004.

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Morphology and Anatomy:



  • Very large for soil nematodes, 5.2-7.5 mm

  • Lip region sharply offset

  • Amphid apertures with bilobed fovea.

  • Odontophore weakly flanged

  • Guiding ring around posterior haldf of odontostyle.

  • Tail short, conoid-rounded in both sexes

Female; didelphic amphidelphic


Male: 6-10 supplements anterior to spicules

Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:

Ref: Coomans et al., 2004; Andrassy, 2009.
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Described from Uruguay.


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Economic Importance:



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Ectoparasite on roots.

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Life Cycle:

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Andrássy, I. 2009.  Free-living Nematodes of Hungary, Vol. III. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

Coomans, A., Olmos, I., Casella, E. and Chaves, E. 2004. Australodorus enigmaticus ng, n. sp.(Nematoda: Longidoridae) from Uruguay. Nematology 6:183-191.

Decraemer, W, and Robbins, R.T. 2007.  The who, what and where of Longidoridae and Trichodoridae.  J. Nematology 39:295-297.


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Revised: March 08, 2021.