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Torumanawa Yeates, 1967

Type species of the genus: Torumanawa wahapuensis Yeates, 1967

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

Ref: Andrassy, 2009



  • Didelphic-amphidelphic
  • Vulva a transverse slit, sclerotized


  • Numerous contiguous ventromedian (19-28) supplenments

Body size range for the species of this genus in the database - Click:
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Soil dwelling nematodes; type species described from New zealand, another species in Europe.

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 Categorized as an omnivore (Yeates et al., 1993).   
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Andrassy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary III.  Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 608p.

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.

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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