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          Ficotylus Davies, Ye, Giblin-Davis & Thomas, 2009

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Slender nematodes, long stylets - about 4x length of body diameter at stylet knobs.
Mo median bulb. Esophageal glands overlapping intestine for a short distance, not enclosed in a terminal bulb.
Female monovarial with post-vulval sac.
Tail elongate conoid.
Male with bursa and hook-shaped spicules.

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Recorded from the figs (sycones or syconia) of Ficus spp. in Australia and Costa Rica (Davies et al., 2009; Giblin-Davis, et al., 2014)..

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 May feed ectoparasitically on the bracts of sycones.

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Life Cycle:

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 Sycones (figs) are closed inflorescences and nematodes of the genus Ficotylus probably have phoretic relationships with fig wasps and transferred between trees during pollination.
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Davies, K., Ye, W., Giblin-Davis, T.M. and Thomas, K. 2009  Ficotylus congestae gen. n., sp. n.(Anguinata), from Ficus congesta (Moraceae) sycones in Australia. Nematology 11: 63-75.

Giblin-Davis, R.M., Kanzaki, N. Davies, K.A., Ye, W., Zeng, Y., Center, B.J., Esquivel, A. and Powers, T.O. 2014. Ficotylus laselvae n. sp. (Tylenchomorpha: Anguinidae) associated with Ficus colubrinae in Costa Rica. Nematology 16:1139-1151.


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