Nematode in the picture: Sclerolaimus paradoxus (Loof & Jairajpuri, 1968) Jairajpuri & Ahmed, 1992

Published on
November 5, 2018

The nematode species Sclerolaimus paradoxus (Loof & Jairajpuri, 1968) was originaly described as Tylencholaimus paradoxus.

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It was transferred in 1992 to the new (monotypic) genus Sclerolaimus by Jairajpuri & Ahmed, because of it’s straight odontophore and long cylindrus. Morphologically it is therefore more related to the genus Leptonchus Cobb, 1920. 

Sclerolaimus paradoxus can be found in Europe (o.a. The Netherlands & Switzerland) in moist soils.