Dorylaimellus Cobb, 1913
This genus consists of a rather heterogeneous group of species and attempts
have been made to subdivide them into subgenera.
The muscular sheath surrounding the enlarged basal portion of the
esophagus in nematodes of the superfamily Belondiroidea has a very slight
spiral in Dorylairnellus aequalis with each muscle band passing
around only about 180 degrees of the circumference of the esophagus. The
muscle bands completely encircle the esophagus in D. parvulus, and
pass around about 3/4 the circumference in D. tenuidens (Hechler,
Worldwide. Predominantly soil nematodes but some species occur in
Classified as plant feeders and possibly hyphal feeders (Yeates et
Andrassy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary III. Hungarian
Natural History Museum, Budapest. 608p.
Hechler, H.C. 1969. Variability of the Basal Esophageal Sheath in Belondirid
Nematodes. Journal of Nematology 1:160-165.
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