Female: Body spiral to C-shaped. Labial region annulated; oral
opening slit-like; round labial disc present; amphid apertures enlongate
at lateral edge of disc; first lip annulus divided into six lip sectors;
lateral sectors smaller than the others (SEM). Lateral
field with four lines. Labial framework, stylet
and stylet knobs average sized for the family; knobs round to indented.
DGO about 4 - 7 um from stylet base. Esophageal glands not overlapping
intestine, symmetrically arranged around esophageal lumen. Two genital
branches outstretched, equally developed. Epitygma double, present. Tail
short, of variable shape, usually more curved on dorsal side; phasmids
small, pore- like, near level of anus.
Male: Caudal alae enveloping tail. Gubernaculum reflexed distally
and with small titllae. Spicules trough-shaped. No secondary sexual dimorphism.
DNA Sequences Obtained