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Diagnosis: “Monhysteridae with sub-median somatic setae less than 50% of Cephalic body diameter long. Crystalloids present, mostly abundant, but sometimes spars. Outer labial and cephalic setae less than 30% of Cephalic body diameter. Anterior margin or amphideal fovea less than 1.2 times CBD from anterior end. Perioral platelets present. Cheilostome wide, with weakly cuticularized wall. Stoma completely surrounded by pharyngeal tissue, wide funnel shaped (when open), not subdivided…” Coomans and Eyualem-Abebe, 2006.
Coomans A. and Eyualem-Abebe. 2006. Order Monhysterida. In: Eyualem Abebe, Traunspurger W., and Andrassy I. (eds) Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy. CABI Publishing, Cambridge, MA, pp. 574-603.