Enchodelus brevidentatus
Thorne, 1939
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Measurements (from Thorne, 1939)
 L = 1.6-2.0 mm; a = 30-35; b = 5.2-5.6; c = 25-30; V = 50

Description (from Thorne, 1939)
    Lips set off by slight depression, outer circlet of  papillae low, obscure; inner circlet papillate.  Amphids broad, deep.  Spear length, exclusive of extension, equal to lip region width.  Spear extension surrounded by muscular bundle but not flanged.  Esophagus enlarged just back of middle by gradual expansion.  Cardia elongate-hemispherical.  Intestinal cells with medium sized brown or greenish granules.  Prerectum length two to three times body width.  Rectum about as long as anal body diameter.  Ovaries reflexed about half way to vulva.  Lateral cords one-fifth body width.  Tail ventrally arcuate, dorsally convex-conoid to small blunt terminus.
    Diagnosis: Enchodelus with the above measurements and general description.  Most closely related to E. arcuatus from which if differs in the papillate inner circlet of cephalic papillae, relative length and form of spear, shorter ovaries and prerectum.
    Habitat: Soil about roots of sage, Artemesia tridentata, foothills near Lehi, Utah, U. S. A.

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
Crater07 Bin-29 Haughton Crater Survey
Crater07 Bin-47 Haughton Crater Survey