Genus  Acrobeles
Linstow, 1877
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Cephalobidae, Acrobelinae.  Body length between 0.3 and 1.1 mm.  Cuticle single, often ornamented with minute dots, annules simple or, rarely, divided into blocks by longitudinal striae.  Lateral field simple, with two or three incisures, of which the marginal ones straight or slightly crenate.  Head with two kinds of appendages: labial probolae long, bifurcate, fringed with thin and acute tines and terminated in fine spurs.  Cephalic prolobae more or less triangular, also with fringes.  Amphids circular, well visible.  Stoma consisting of the usual five elements (rhabdions); cheilorhabdions refractive.  Oesophageal procorpus generally cylindrical, terminal bulb strong.  Location of excretory pore varying between 1/4 and more than 3/4 of oesophagus length.  Ovary anterior with two flexures:  postvulval uterine sac present.  Males generally with eight pairs of genital papillae.  Tail in both sexes conoid, acute, with distinct phasmids.

Type Species: Acrobeles ciliatus Linstow, 1877.
Soil-inhabiting species occurring in every continent except the Antarctica.

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
Konza IVBC-129 Konza Prairie, First survey

Species found:        at:
A. cephalatus  Konza Prairie, 9-Mile Prairie
A. ciliatus Konza Prairie
A. complexus Konza Prairie,  Haughton Crater  
A. ctenocephalus Konza Prairie, Forensic Nematologyddddd
A. ornatus Konza Prairie
A. serricornis 9-Mile Prairie