Diagnosis: Large-sized nematodes (2.0 - 2.2 mm long). Lateral
hypodermal glands conspicuous; series of ventromedian cells also present.
Lip region angular, set off from body. Oral opening with four sclerotised
plates. Amphidial apertures almost as wide as lip region. Odontostyle
broad with wide lumen and aperture. Guiding ring single. Odontophore
simple, rod-like. Oesophageal expansion gradual, expanded part enveloped
by muscular sheath. Vulva transverse. Female reproductive system
amphidelphic. Males with dorylaimoid spicules, lateral guiding pieces
and series of spaced ventromedian supplements. Tail short and conoid;
similar in sexes.
Type and only species: Belaxellus elegans Thorne, 1974.