Aquatides aquaticus (Thorne, 1930) Heyns, 1968

As Clavicaudoides trophurus Heyns, 1968, Aquatides aquaticus (Thorne, 1930) Heyns, 1968 belongs to the Nygolaimidae Thorne, 1935. These nematodes are predators, i.e. they have one mural tooth in their head region. The genus Aquatides is mostly aquatic (rarely also in wet soils) and the species A. aquaticus can be found in Europe, Asia and North America.

More pictures of Aquatides aquaticus (Thorne, 1930) Heyns, 1968:

Aquatides aquaticus: anterior body part
Aquatides aquaticus: anterior body part

Aquatides aquaticus: posterior body part
Aquatides aquaticus: posterior body part

Aquatides aquaticus: head with truncated lip region
Aquatides aquaticus: head with truncated lip region

Aquatides aquaticus: head with linear tooth
Aquatides aquaticus: head with linear tooth

Aquatides aquaticus: head with linear tooth
Aquatides aquaticus: head with linear tooth

Aquatides aquaticus: amphide opening
Aquatides aquaticus: amphide opening
Aquatides aquaticus: vulva (not sclerotized)
Aquatides aquaticus: vulva (not sclerotized)
Aquatides aquaticus: pharynx-intestine region
Aquatides aquaticus: pharynx-intestine region
Aquatides aquaticus : tail with anal opening (ventral position)
Aquatides aquaticus : tail with anal opening (ventral position)
Aquatides aquaticus: tail end (ventral position) with caudal pores
Aquatides aquaticus: tail end (ventral position) with caudal pores

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