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Proleptonchoides Ferris, Goseco & Kumar, 1979

Type species of the genus: Proleptonchoides southindiae  Ferris, Goseco & Kumar, 1979

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Morphology and Anatomy:



  • Small to medium size, 1 to 1.5 mm long.
  • Outer cuticle with transverse striations.
  • Lip region simple, not cup-like, almost continuous with body contour.
  • Odontostyle short
  • Odontophore with distinct basal flanges
  • Anterior portion of esophagus slender separated by a constriction from pyriform  basal expansion which occupies 1/4 of total esophagus length.
  • Female genital system monoprodelphic.
  • Tail conical, digitate.



  • Unknown

Ref: Andrassy, 2009

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Reported from terrestrial and aquatic habitats

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      Classified as hyphal feeders  (Yeates et al., 1993)  

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

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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Copyright © 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: March 08, 2021.