Aporcelaimellus salicinus




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Aporcelaimellus salicinus Alvarez-Ortega, Subbotin & Pena-Santiago, 2013


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Morphology and Anatomy:

Ref: Alvarez-Ortega et al., 2013






  • Female gonad diovarial, amphidelphic; vulva transverse.-
  • Intermediate part of vaginal canal with two triangular sclerotized pieces - pars refringens vaginae.
Males:   Unknown

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


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Reported as associated with the rhizosphere of willow trees (Salix sp.) in El Dorado County, California and with maple trees and grasses in Napa County, California, USA.

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  Categorized as predators and omnivores (Yeates et al., 1993)  
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Biology and Ecology:

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Ecosystem Functions and Services:

Regulation of opportunistic species by predation.

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Alvarez-Ortega, S., Subbotin, S., Pena-Santiago, R. 2013. Morphological and molecular characterisation of Aporceleimellus simplex (Thorne & Swanger, 1936) Loof & Coomans, 1970 with a new concept for Aporcella Andrassy, 2002 (Dorylaimida: Aporcelaimidae. Nematology 15:165-178.

Alvarez-Ortega, S., Subbotin, S., Pena-Santiago, R. 2013. Morphological and molecular study of California species of the genus Aporcelaimellus Heyns, 1965 (Dorylaimida, Aporcelimidae).  Nematology 15:431-449.

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

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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