Afractinca Vinciguerra & Clausi, 2000
Nematodes in the genus Afractinca (and in the subfamily
the Actinolaimidae) are cosidered to have a triprtite esophagus which
consists of a very long (nonmuscular) section, a short, more msucular,
middle section that tapers into an enlarged posterior region (Commans and
Actinca and Afracticnca are
closely related genera with a few relaible distinguishing characters:
Ref: Andrassy, 2010
Categorized by Yeates et al (1993) as omnivore and predator.
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costatus Schneider, 1935 (Nematoda : Actinolaimidae), with observations on its
pharyngosomatic muscles and discussion of its taxonornic position. Revue
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