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Morphology and Anatomy:

Photographs indicating characteristics of the genus are P. margarethe


Short cylindrical stoma.  Long tapering corpus with no offset metacorpus.  Valve in postcorpus
Female monovarial, prodelphic, ovary reflexed, spermatheca axial or absent.
Rapidly moving, very active nematodes.
Tail conical but asymmetrical, shorter on ventral side.  

Panagrolaimus male
Male spicules with short terminal bifurcation.  
No caudal alae.

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Bacterial feeders (Yeates et al., 1993; Moens and Vincx, 1997).

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Andrassy, I. 2005. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary I. Hungarian Natural History Museum 518p.

Moens, Y. and Vincx, M. 1997. Observations on the feeding ecology of estuarine nematodes. Journal of the Marine Biology Assoc. U.K. 77:211-227.

Yeates, G.W., T. Bongers, R. G. M. De Goede, D. W. Freckman, and S. S. Georgieva. 1993. Feeding habits in soil nematode families and genera—An outline for soil ecologists. Journal of Nematology 25:315-331

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