Singh, Karssen, Gitau, Wanjau, Couvreur, Pili, Gheysen & Bert, 2021
Moderatly-sized soil nematodes
Lateral field starting as
single areolated band, gradually forming two areolated bands up to
level of metacorpus valve and continuing as three areolated bands
up to isthmus level, after which bands becomes smooth till tail
Labial region hemispherical
with 4 annuli, not offset from body but with a slight depression
Rounded labial disc, not
elevated, slit like oral aperture, lateral sectors with two
amphidial apertures and smaller than subdorsal and subventral
Basal lip annule with 2 to 3
longitudinal striations forming 3 to 4 irregular blocks,
Stylet robust with large,
rounded, and sometimes indented knobs.
Dorsal pharyngeal gland
opening at 4 to 6um from stylet base.
well-developed median bulb, valves, slender isthmus, and gland
overlapping intestine dorsally.
Secretory-excretory pore often
at level of pharyngo-intestinal junction. Hemizonid distinct, just
above secretory-excretory pore, about two body annuli long.
didelphicamphidelphic, each branch equally developed with
outstretched ovaries containing rows of developing eggs,
Vulva at 55 to 60% of body
length from anterior end, without distinct epiptygma.
Spermatheca indistinct to
rounded, not filled.
Tail very short with commonly
truncated tip or sometimes slightly hemispherical to rounded tip.
Phasmid pore like, 7 to 17 annuli anterior to anus
Males not seen
Ref: Singh et al., 2021
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Described from specimens associated with finger millet ropots in Kenya.
Obligate parasites of plant roots. Migratory ectoparasitic species; also
observed feeding endoparasitically in finger millet, Eleusine coracana
(Singh et al., 2021).
Carrot and others
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts