(Osche, 1952) Dougherty, 1953
syn.: Rhabditis (Caenorhabditis) Osche,
Definition: Rhabditinae. Lips closed. Each metarhabdion
with usually 2 widely spaced teeth which may appear hollow, but with tubercles
in 1 species. An oesophageal collar present. Vulva median,
ovaries paired, opposed, reflexed; female tail conical and fairly long.
Bursa peloderan and usually closed. Spicules separate; usually 3
pairs of pre-anal papillae in the male. The genus contains some hermaphrodites.
Type species: Caenorhabditis elegans (Maupas, 1900) Dougherty,
syn.: Rhabditis (Caenorhabditis) elegans Maupas, 1900
?R. kowalewskyi Golovin, 1901
C. kowalewskyi (Golovin, 1901) Dougherty, 1955
(Description- Goodey, 1963)