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              Enchodelus Thorne, 1939

Andrassy (2009) redefined Enchodelus and transferred a substantial proportion of its species to Heterodorus Altherr, 1952 which is quite similar to Rhyssocolpus, although both are regarded as valid taxa.

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Ref: Andrassy, 2009.

Body size range for the species of this genus in the database - Click:
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Mainly reported from northern hemisphere.

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Plant- feeding on mosses and perhaps algae. Intestine often green from consumptiuon of chlorophyll.

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

Guerrero, P. and Pena-Santiago, R. 2007. Redescription of Enchodelus species studied by Thorne in 1939 (Dorylaimida: Nordiidae). Nematology 9:93-121.

Jairajpuri, M.S. and Ahmad, W. 1992, Dorylaimida.  Free-living, Predaceous and Plant-parasitic Nematodes.  E.J. Brill, Leiden 458p.

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