Labronema mauritiense




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Labronema mauritiense Williams, 1959


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Morphology and Anatomy:


  • Large nematodes, 1.25 to 1.5 mm.
  • Lip region offset
  • Odontostyle thic'k, as long or longer than labial width, with aperture 1/3 to 1/2 of length.
  • Guiding ring double.
  • Anterior part of esophagus strong.
  • Female diovarial, amphidelphic; vulva a longitudinal slit with sclerotized lips.
  • Tail short, conoid with digitate terminus.

Ref: Andrassy (2009); De Bruin and Heyns (1992).


Males:   Males less common than females, but occur.
Spicules dorylaimoid.
Ventromedian supplements, contiguous.


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Reported from Mauritius, South Africa, Botswana.. Also reported from Nebraska and South Dakota, USA.

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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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Revised: December 21, 2021.