Ektaphelenchus taiwanensis Gu, Wang & Chen, 2013
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Reported in coniferous wood used for packing and shipping. Intercepted at
Ningbo harbor in China.. Country of origin: Taiwan
Accurate identification of Aphelenchoididae in woody materials is
of importance to regulatory agencies because of the potential damage to forests
by Bursaphelenchus spp.
Ektaphelenchus taiwanensis was observed to feed as a predator on
Aphlenchoides sp. It did not multiply on the fungus Botryoninia
Gu, J., Wang, J., Chen, X. 2013. Description of Ektaphelenchus
taiwanensis sp.n. (Nematoda: Ektaphelenchinae) found in packaging wood from
Taiwan. Nematology 15:329-338.