Vanderlindia venata




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                   Vanderlindia venata Siddiqi, 1983
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Morphology and Anatomy:



  • Body slightly arcuate ventrally.
  • Cuticle with numerous radial elements.
  • Lateral hypodermal chords 22-23 um wide; body pores inconspicuous.
  • Lip region rounded, offset by a sharp constriction, with liplet-like elevations around oral opening.
  • Amphids stirrup-shaped, aperture slightly less than hall lip region width.
  •  Odontostyle ventrally arcuate, 2.3-2.5 times lip region width long, with thick wall, prominent lumen,, subterminal aperture,
  •  Odontophore dorylaimoid, at base narrower than adjoining oesophagus.
  • Esophagus very muscular, very gradually expands at about 40-42% of its length
  • Esophago-intestinal valve large, cylindroid.
  • Vulva small, longitudinally oval, pore-like.
  • Vagina with thick muscular walls, 2/5 as long as body width.
  • Gonad didelphic, amphidelphic; ovaries with 15-20 oocytes.
  • Prerectum 350 um and rectum 1/� anal body widths long.
  • Tail convex conoid to a broadly rounded terminus 0.6- 0.7 anal body width long, with two pairs of lateral pores.

Ref Siddiqi (1983)

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Vanderlindia venata was described from soil around the roots of alfalfa in South Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Siddiqi, M.R. 1983. Descriptions of Chitwoodius brasiliensis n. sp., Chitwoodius rusticulus n. sp., and Vancterlindia venata n. sp.(Dorylaimida: Tylencholaimidae: Vanderlindiinae). J. Nematology



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Revised: June 07, 2021.