Definition: Monhysterinae. Differing from Monhystera
in the character of the stoma which is in 2 parts, an anterior rounded
or funnel-shaped cavity which is connected by a narrow duct with the smaller
second part which is rounded. Cuticle smooth, thin; amphids circular.
Head flatly rounded in front carrying 4 or 6(?) short setae. Oesophagus
almost cylindrical but widening a little behind; oesophago-intestinal valve
cells moderately small. Ovary single, outstretched. Allgen
based the genus on a single female specimen. The male was described
by him in 1930. Both specimens came from a marine or brackish water
habitat on the coast of Sweden.
Type species: Diplolaimella monhysteroides Allgen,
(Description- Goodey, 1963)