Labronema

 

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Morphology and Anatomy Life Cycle
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Distribution Management
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Classification:

Enoplea
Dorylaimidae
Labronematinae

Labronema Thorne, 1939

Moved to Dorylaimidae: Labronematinae with other round-tailed genera, by Pena-Santiago and Alvarez-Ortega (2014).

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Morphology and Anatomy:

 

Ref. Andrassy, 2009, 2011.

 

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Distribution:

 

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Feeding:

Feed as predators on other nematodes.  Classified as predator and omnivore by Yeates et al. (2009).

Wood (1973) observed Labronema sp. feeding and reproducing on algae and moss in tissue culture.

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Video of Labronema feeding

     
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Life Cycle:

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Management:

 

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References:

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

Andrassy, I. 2011. Three new bisexual species of Labronema Thorne, 1939 (Nematoda: Qudsianematidae). Opusc. Zool. Budapest 42:107�120.

Pena-Santiago, R. and S. Alvarez-Ortega. 2014. An integrative approach to assess the phylogeny and the systematics of rounded-tailed genera of the subfamily Qudsianematinae (Nematoda, Dorylaimida). Zoologica Scripta 43:418-428.

Wood, F.H. 1973. Nematode feeding relationships: Feeding relationships of soil-dwelling nematodes. Soil Riol. Biochem. 5: 593-601.

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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