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Crocodorylaimus Andrassy 1988


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Morphology and Anatomy:

  • Very slender nematodes, 1.4 to 3.5 mm long.
  • Cuticle smooth to very finely striated.
  • Lip region continuous with to slightly offset from body contour.
  • Odontostyle, length 1.3-2.33x labial diameter.
  • Guiding ring thin.
  • Four spindle-shaped yellowish bodies near base of odontostyle
  • Esophagus withwider posterior portion near 50% of length.
  • Female genital system diovarial, amphidelphic.
  • Male with 12-32 contiguous ventromedian supplements.
  • Spicules massive.
  • Female tail elongate comoid; male tail short and rounded, ventrally curved with sub-terminal blister-like structure.

Ref: Andrássy, 2009.

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Freshwater aquatic habitats and moist soil.

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Categorized as omnivores (Yeates et al., 1993).

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Biology and Ecology:

   Movement is very active.
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Life Cycle:

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Andrassy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary III.  Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 608p.

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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