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Westindicus  Thorne, 1967

Type species of the genus: Westindicus brachycephaluss  Thorne, 1967

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Morphology and Anatomy:



  • Didelphic-amphidelphic
  • Vulva longitudinal slit
  • Tail filiform


  • Diorchic, testes outstretched
  • Vewntromedian supplements small, in a continuous row
  • Tail short, rounded, length about 1 abd
Body size range for the species of this genus in the database - Click:
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Species have been reported from terrestrial environments in Asia and Central America and the Seychelle Islands.

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   Categorized as predators by Yeates et al., 1993  

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Biology and Ecology:

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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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Revised: June 16, 2023.