Genus Longidorus

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Family Longidoridae

Genus Longidorus

“Exceedingly long slender nemas with large amphidial pouches and elongated, slender spears without flanges on their extensions.
Type species:  Longidorus elongatus (deMan, 1876) Thorne and Swanger 1936.
Nemas of this genus usually occur in small numbers.” From Powers and Mullin website

Diagnosis for Family Longidoridae: "Dorylaimoidea. Cuticle smooth. Labial framework and mouth cavity with sclerotized pieces. Odontostyle dorylaimoid; simple or double. Expanded part of pharynx about one-third its length. Second pair of sub-ventral glands and nuclei located far anterior to pharynx base. Female reproductive apparatus amphidelphic or mono-opisthodelphic. Tail similar or different in both sexes. The family includes many genera and species, which are typical inhabitants of terrestrial habitats, even though a few species have been occasionally found in wet habitats." Vinciguerra, 2006


Powers T. and P. Mullin. Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematodes. University of Nebraska Nematology Website.

Vinciguerra, M.T.  2006.  Dorylaimida Part II: Superfamily Dorylaimoidea.  In: Eyualem Abebe, Traunspurger W., and Andrassy I. (eds) Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy. CABI Publishing, Cambridge, MA, pp. 394