Genus Microdorylaimus

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Family Qudsianematidae

Genus Microdorylaimus

Genus Microdorylaimus
Andrassy, 1986

“Body small, 0.3-0.8 mm, fairly plump.  Cuticle smooth.  Lip region set off, lips angular.  Amphids generally large, with cyathiform fovea.  Odontostyle 8-12 micrometers, about one lip region width long.  Guiding ring single.  Odontophore rod-like.  Oesophagus long, nearly one-third total body length (b = 2.7-3.8), abruptly expanding in posterior two-fifths.  Female reproductive system amphidelphic.  Vulva transverse, may be weakly cuticularised, post-equatorial.  Males extremely rare.  Ventromedian supplements spaced, number three-eight; precloacal space absent.  Tail conoid, ventrally curved; similar in sexes.     Type species:  Microdorylaimus parvus (De Man, 1880) Andrassy, 1986”
 Description from Jairajpuri and Ahmad, 1992 and from Powers and Mullin website


Jairajpuri MS, Ahmad W. 1992. Dorylaimida: free-living, predacious and plant-parasitic nematodes. Oxford and IBH, New Delhi

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