Photo Gallery- Nine-mile Prairie
Description (from Thorne & Malek, 1968)
Body slender fusiform, tapering both ways from near middle. Striae less than 1 um apart. Lateral fields almost 1/3 body width, marked by 4 lines. Lip region about 1/3 as wide as neck base. Spear about 10 um long with strong knobs, the muscles attached to cephalic arches. Ovary outstretched with oocytes in single line except for a short region of multiplication. Posterior uterine branch shorter than body width. Tail conoid to bluntly rounded terminus.
Filenchus plattensis is distinctive because of its small size,
vulva-anus distance equal to tail length and conoid, bluntly rounded tail.
Male not seen but uterus contained sperms.
Habitat: Recently plowed pasture 2 miles east of Minden and plowed field, Fairmont, Nebr. in the Platte River Valley.