Zetalaimus blepheronchus




Rev 09/26/2020

  Classification Biology and Ecology
Morphology and Anatomy Life Cycle
Return to Zetalaimus Menu Ecosystem Functions and Services
Distribution Management
Return to Leptonchidae Menu Feeding  References
    Go to Nemaplex Main Menu   Go to Dictionary of Terminology



                     Zetalaimus blepheronchus Siddiqi, 1982
The type species of the genus.
 Back to Top

Morphology and Anatomy:


  • Diorchic, testes outstretched.
  • Ventromedian supplements 1.



  • Monodelphic, prodelphic.
  • Vulva transverse,
  •   Ref: Andrassy, 2009

Zetalaimus blepheronchus A,B,G Female head; C Female whole body; D Male tail; E., I: Anterior and esophagus detail; F: Prodelphic female gonad
Adapted from Siddiqi (1982)

Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:


Back to Top


Reported from Africa.

Back to Top


Characteristic slender odontostyle of other members of the Leptonchidae suggests fungal feeding(Yeates et al., 1993).

Back to Top

Biology and Ecology:

Back to Top

Life Cycle:


Ecophysiological Parameters:

For Ecophysiological Parameters for this species, click If species level data are not available, click for genus level parameters
Back to Top

Ecosystem Functions and Services:


Back to Top



Back to Top


Andrassy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary (Nematoda Errantia) Vol. 111. Humgarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 508p.

Siddiqi, M.R. 1982. Three new species of Aculonchus gen. n. and Zetalaimus blepheronchus gen. n., sp. n.(Dorylaimida: Belonenchinae). Indian J. Nematology 12:312-319

Siddiqi, M.R. 1995. Nematodes of tropical rainforests. 5. Seven new genera and forty two new species of dorylaims. Afro-Asian J. Nematology 5: 72-109.

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.

Back to Top

Copyright © 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: September 26, 2020.