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The World of Protozoa, Rotifera, Nematoda and Oligochaeta

[ref. ID; 5942 (R.H. Mulvey & R.V. Anderson, 1978)]

Family Arctidorylaimidae n. fam. Mulvey & Anderson, 1979


Dorylaimoidea. Cuticle marked by longitudinal ridges and fine transverse annules. Stylet opening small, about a third of total stylet length; stylet extensions regular. Tails of sexes similar; short, about two anal body widths in length; shapes conoid, tapered, ventrally arcuate. Ventromedian supplements of male mammillate and spaced, not contiguous, in two groups of less than 15, two supplements always adanal. Spicules with inner sclerotization, lateral guiding pieces present. Lateral and ventromedian body pores present in both sexed, indistinct. Amphid apertures occupying entire width of neck at base of head.

Type genus

Arctidorylaimus n. gen. Mulvey & Anderson, 1979