Eudorylaimus diadematus




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Eudorylaimus diadematus (Cobb in Thorne & Swanger, 1936) Andrassy, 1986


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Morphology and Anatomy:


Eudorylaimus diadematus female

Drawing from De Bruin and Heyns, 1992


The species is characterized by a disc-shaped structure between the base of the esophagus and the cardia, bulging out into the body cavity on the dorsal side (De Bruin and Heyns, 1992).











Males:   Males are rare.


Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:


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Reported from Jamaica, South Africa, Botswana, Venezuela. Reported as common is South Africa (De Bruin and Heyns, 1992).

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

De Bruin, S., Heyns, J. 1992. Dorylaimida (Nematoda) from Botswana. South African Jouirnal of Zoology 27:156-172

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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Copyright 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: April 10, 2023.