Acrobeloides enoplus
Steiner, 1938
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie
Genus Comparisons- Cephalobidae

Measurements- female:  total length = 0.336 mm; a = 16; b = 3.1; v = 16

Description- Closely resembles Acrobeloides bütschlii.  Annulation of cuticle 24u wide; 3 lateral longitudinal wings separating 2 lateral fields.  Tail conoid with obtuse terminus and about 14 circular annules.  Head end broad-obtuse; labial probolae with broad-conical, almost hemispherical base and long setose terminus;  3 cephalic probolae separated by narrow but deep and rounded axils, the probolae having rounded angles terminating in a setose point; 2 neighboring probolae forming therefore a pair of such setose points around each axil.  Two circles of cephalic papillae, the anterior with 6 (1 each sub-medial and lateral) the posterior with 4 (1 submedial only) papillae.  Amphids slightly behind posterior circle.  Buccal armature typically cephaloboid, cheilo-, pro-, meso-, meta- and telorhabdions all well cuticularized, the dorsal meta-rhabdion with tooth.  Esophagus with pro- and metacorpus of about same length, the latter somewhat swollen, spindle shaped and set off from procorpus and isthmus by break in tissue.  Isthmus slender and of about same length as the slightly pear-shaped terminal bulb.  Cardiac valve short but broad-conical, crossing intestinal wall and reaching to intestinal cavity.  Cells of intestinal wall thin, probably only 2 to circumference. Rectum a little shorter than anal body diameter.  Vulvar lips not protruding.  Ovary with S-shaped flexure.

Diagnosis- Resembling Acrobeloides bütschlii, but with labial probolae ending in long setose portion instead of being round-obtuse.  Vulvar lips not protruding.  Male unknown.

Type locality- Warty disease lesion on Irish potato.