Teratolobus Andrassy, 1968
Pseudocephalobus Joshi, 1972
Panagoroteratus Andrassy, 1986
Cuticle finely striated.
Lateral alae with two wings; ending at
level of phasmids in females and at base of terminal tail mucro in
Labial region crown-shaped with six
well-developed, leaflike, lips with hexaradial symmetry. Lips
separated by narrow, sometimes internally sclerotised U-shaped
clefts lacking guarding pieces. Each lip supported by a strong
radial ridge. All lips similar in shape and size. Each lip with a
minute setiform cephalic probola.
Labial probolae absent. Lip region
with six labial and four cephalic papillae.
Amphidial opening more or less oval.
Stoma typically cephaloboid; cheilostom
barrel-shaped; cheilorhabdia strongly sclerotised, bacilliform in
median optical section. Gymnostom short cylindrical, as wide as
cheilostom; gymnorhabdia sclerotised, platelike in median optical
section. Stegostom cylindrical, subdivided into four sets of
Pharynx cephaloboid. Basal pharyngeal bulb
with strongly developed grinder.
Phasmids located at 20-50% of tail length.
Tail conoid, curved ventrad; tail terminus
bearing a terminal mucro of different shape (simple conical,
harpoon-like, arrowhead-like, forked) and size.
Ref: Holovachov and Bostrom, 2006
Holovachov, O., and Bostrom, S. 2006. Panagrolobus vanmegenae, a new genus
and species from The Netherlands and Ukraine, with taxonomic revision and two
new species of the genus Teratolobus Andrassy, 1968 (Nematoda: Cephalobidae). Nematology 8:377-368.