Morphologically very similar to the genus Seinura
but distinguished in lacking a rectum and anus (Baujard, 1984; Kanzaki,
Often associated with decaying tree bark and insect galleriea in and under
Endoparasitic predators of insects although E.
spondylis was observed to feed on nematodes (Pseudodiplogasteroides
Species have been recovered from xylem of pine trees, banana corms and
rhzosphere of some plants. However, most species are recovered from tree
bark with insect galleries. Some have beern found attached to insect
larvae and others from the body cavities of adult insects (Aliramaji et al.,
Aliramaji, F., Pourjam, E., Karegar, A., Arighi, M.R., Pedram, M.
2015.Description of Ektaphelenchoides caspiensis n. sp. (Nematoda:
Ektaphelenchinae) from Iran. Nematology 1`7:169-177.
Baujard, P. 1984. Remarques sur la sous-familie Ektaphelenchinae
Paramonov, 1964 et proposition d'Ektapelenchoides n. gem. (Nematodea:
Aphelenchoididae). Revue de Nematologie 7:147-171.
Kanzaki, N. 2014. Ektaphelenchoides spondylis is a predatory nematode.