Egtitus costaricae




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Egtitus costaricae Andrássy & Esquivel, 2012.


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Morphology and Anatomy:

Ref: Andrássy, 2009


  • Female:  
  • Female diovarial, amphidelphic.
  • Vulva transverse or longitudinal; vulval lips not sclerotized.
  • Tail elongate to filiform in females
  • Males:  
    Male with supplements arranged in a series.
    Tail short and rounded in males.

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    Categorized as predators and omnivores by Yeates et al., 1993 

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

Andrassy, I. and Esquivel, A, 2012. Free-living nematodes from nature reserves in Costa Rica: Genera Egtitus Thorne, 1967 and Trachypleurosum Andrassy, 1959, (Dorylaimida: Actinolaimidae). Opusc. Zool. Budapest, 2012, 43(1): 3–19.

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: December 21, 2021.