Eisenback et al., 1994
This newly described species was identified as problem on coffee trees
grown on the island of Hawaii. It is a mitotically parthenogenetic species
and does not appear to be widespread on the Hawaiian Islands.
This nematode was recognized as distinct on the basis of several morphological
characteristics and a single banded esterase pattern. Eisenback et al.,
1994 (J.Nematol: 26: 363-374) state the morphological characteristics make
this species quite distinct from all others in the genus. The 2n chromosome
number is 44.
The female perineal pattern is variable and similar to M. incognita
and M. arenaria. The male stylet has 6-12 diagnostic projections
on the shaft. Mean juvenile length is 502um , with the range 468-530 um.