Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus

Clavicaudatus clavicaudatus (Altherr, 1953) Heyns, 1968 belongs to the Nygolaimidae Thorne, 1935. These nematodes are predators, i.e. they have one mural tooth in their head region. This species is a soil dwellers. Clavicaudatus clavicaudatus can be found in Europe, Asia and North America.

More pictures of Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus:

Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: slightly curved (ventrally) body
Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: slightly curved (ventrally) body

Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: head region
Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: head region

Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: head and pharynx region
Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: head and pharynx region

Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: slender linear tooth
Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: slender linear tooth

Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: cardial region (pharynx-intestine) with 3 (small) gland nuclei
Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: cardial region (pharynx-intestine) with 3 (small) gland nuclei

Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: vulva and vagina (not sclerotized)
Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: vulva and vagina (not sclerotized)

Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: clavate shaped tail
Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: clavate shaped tail

Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: long rectum visible in tail region
Clavicaudatus clavidaudatus: long rectum visible in tail region

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