Mononchoides striatus (Bütschli, 1976) Goodey, 1963
The genus Mononchoides Rahm, 1928 belongs to the Diplogastrids, i.e. a heterogeneous group of nematodes regarding morphology and feeding habit. Mononchoides is a species rich genus with both limicolous and terricolous nematodes. The terricolous species Mononchoides striatus (Bütschli, 1976) Goodey, 1963 can be found in compost, organic residues and dung. It is widely distributed in Europe and has been reported also from Asia (Mongolia) and Africa (Egypt).
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