Photo Gallery- Long's Peak, Colorado
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Body large and robust, ventrally arcuate. Cuticle
thick, especially on the neck, 3-4 um on mid-body region, distinctly
annulated; annules 1.5-2 um wide on mid-body. Lateral field
6-8 um wide, 1/7 - 1/8 of body width, with two alae. Hypodermal
glands large, 12-17 um, their number 44-58 on each side of body.
Head well set off by a constriction, 13-16 um wide, lips separate, conoid, 7-8 um high. Cephalic setae short (4-5 um) but strong, directed forward. Body on posterior end of oesophagus 3.4-4 times as wide as head. Amphids 2.5-3.5 um wide, 12-16 um behind anterior extremity, level with mid-stoma.
Stoma 24-26 um long, 1.8-2 times head diameter, 1/9 of oesophagus length, spacious. Protostom 1/3 of stoma. Oesophagus 225-250 um long, bulbus strong, cardial process short. Excretory pore 121-137 um from head, in 53-55% of oesophagus length. Rectum as long as anal diameter.
Vagina 1/3 of corresponding body width, showing four muscle circles. Each gonad 14-16% of body length. Vulva-anus distance 5.9-6.6 times as long as tail. Tail short and plump, 74-80 um, 2.4-3 times anal body diameter, 6.8-7.5% of body length. Spur about one tail tip diameter from the extremity. Further caudal setae three in number.
The male was first described by Andrassy (1958) and then by Maggenti (1961). It is characterized by the presence of five large tubular organs and a great number of short and thick setae on the posterior body end. Spicules asymmetrical: either the right or the left one longer than the other.
(Description- Andrássy, 1985)
DNA Sequences Obtained
|KonzaII AA-128||Konza Prairie, First Survey|