Small nematodes, 0.3-1.0 mm.
Cuticle smooth with scattered somatic setae.
Lip region contuous with body contour
Cephalic setae present.
Amphids circular, 1 to 3 head widths widths from
anterior; this character distinguishes Eumonhystera from
Esophafus without termianl bulb.
Ocelli in some aquatic forms.
Monovarial, vulva at about 65%. Vulva-anus
distance generally shorther than tail.
Tail mainly filiform with long spinneret.
Feed on bacteria and possibly substrate ingestion in which the substrate
includes bacteria, protozoa, algae, etc. (Yeates et al., 1993.)
Free-living soil, fresh-water, and some marine species.
Andrássy, I. 2005. Free-living Nematodes of
Hungary, Vol. I. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.
Yeates, et al. 1993. Feeding habits of soil nematodes. J. Nematology