Diagnosis: Ecphyadophoroidinae. Cuticle bearing longitudinal
ridges all around body for most of its length and which are crossed by
transverse grooves to form retangular blocks except in lateral fields.
Lateral fields with a single ridge forming two incisures. Cephalic
region strongly flattened dorso-ventrally; anterior end bottle-shaped in
lateral view; labial disc absent. Amphidial apertures longitudinal
clefts running along most of lateral cephalic contour. Stylet about
10 um long, with small knobs. Corpus cylindroid. Isthmus slender.
Basal bulb enclosing oesophageal glands. Deirids a little behind
level of excretory pore. Vulva transverse, lips pointed, lack lateral
membranes. Tail elongate-conoid, pointed. Bursa adanal, flaps
rather rectangular, projecting outward and backward. Spicules tylenchoid.
Gubernaculum linear, fixed. Cloacal lips forming a short penial tube.
Type species: Ecphyadophoroides annulatus Corbett,
Other species: Ecphyadophoroides theae Eroshenko
& Nguen Vu Thanh, 1981
(Description- Siddiqi, 2000)