Anomyctus xenurus

Anomyctus xenurus is a relatively small soil inhabiting nematode which, in the Netherlands, occurs in dune sand. It is a remarkable nematode, easily recognized by its swollen disc-shaped lip region. Males are common, the posterior gonad of females is reduced and serves as storage organ for sperm. Although direct evidence is lacking, we assume that it feeds on soil fungi.



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Anomyctus xenurus
Anomyctus xenurus

Anomyctus xenurus
Anomyctus xenurus

Anomyctus xenurus: lip region, stylet
Anomyctus xenurus: lip region, stylet

Anomyctus xenurus: lip region, stylet, oesophagus
Anomyctus xenurus: lip region, stylet, oesophagus

Anomyctus xenurus: lip region, stylet
Anomyctus xenurus: lip region, stylet

Anomyctus xenurus: overlap
Anomyctus xenurus: overlap

Anomyctus xenurus: valve in the back end of the bulb
Anomyctus xenurus: valve in the back end of the bulb

Anomyctus xenurus: lateral field
Anomyctus xenurus: lateral field

Anomyctus xenurus: vulva
Anomyctus xenurus: vulva

Anomyctus xenurus: anal opening
Anomyctus xenurus: anal opening

Anomyctus xenurus: tail region
Anomyctus xenurus: tail region

(Click on the pictures for an enlargement, © Laboratory of Nematology/Pictures: Hanny van Megen)