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Kochinema Heyns, 1963

Type species of the genus: Kochinema proamphidium Heyns, 1963

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Ref. Andrassy, 2009.




  • Dovarial;
  • Vulva a transverse slit.


  • Few supplements, well spaced

Body size range for the species of this genus in the database - Click:
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Species of Kochinema are reported from Asia and Africa.

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 Considered an omnivore by Yeates et al., 2009    
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Biology and Ecology:

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

Argo, A., van den Berg, E. 1971. Three new species of the genus Kochinema (Nematoda: Dorylaimoidea) from South Africa  Phytophylactica 3:45-50.

Heyns, J. 1963. New species of the superfamily Dorylaimoidea (Nemata) from the South Afrian soils, with a description of a new genus Kochinema. S. Afr. J. Agric Sci. 6:289-302.

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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