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              Lordellonema Andrassy, 1959
Type species of the genus: Lordellonema  bauruense (Lordello, 1955) Andrassy, 1959


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Morphology and Anatomy:

  • Small, somewhat stout nematodes, < 1 mm lomg
  • Cuticular pores nymerous and distinct
  • Labial region offset from body contour
  • Odontostyle dorylaimoid with aperture < 50% of length
  • Tail short, conoid or subdigitate

Ref. Andrassy, 2009



  • Didelphic-amphidelphis
  • Vulva not sclerotized


  • Spicules simple
  • 3 ventromedian supplements


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Reported from terrestrial habitats.

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

Imran, Z., J. Abolafia, R. Pena-Santiago and W. Ahmad. 2019. Morphological and molecular characterisation of Moshajia idiofora Siddiqi, 1982 (Dorylaimida: Qudsianematidae), with new insights into the phylogeny of the enigmatic Lordellonematinae. Nematology 21:349-360.

Siddiqi, M.R. 1982. Sicorinema gen. n. and Moshajia gen. n.(Dorylaimida: Crateronematidae) with descriptions of four new species. Nematologia Mediterranea 10:157-166.

Vinciguerra, M.T. 2006. Dorylaimida Part II: Superfamily Dorylaimoidea.  Pp 392-467 in Eyualem-Abebe, W. Traunspurger and I Andrassy (eds) Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy. CABI, Cambridge MA.

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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