de Man, 1880
Definition: Linhomoeinae. Cuticle smooth or with faint striations;
without setae or lateral alae. Amphids circular with central point.
not offset, with or without setae. Stoma cup-shaped with thin walls,
having 3 parallel, ring-like, encircling thickenings or ridges of which
the innermost encircles the base of the stoma. Oesophagus at first
cylindrical, then expanding into a muscular, valvate bulb and, finally,
connected to the intestine by an elongate oesophago-intestinal valve.
Vulva equatorial; gonads paired, opposed and outstretched. Male tail
with mid-ventral row of bristles. Spicules arcuate; gubernaculum
comparatively large and with posterior prolongations.
Type species: Desmolaimus zeelandicus de Man, 1880