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Plectus aquatilis Andrássy, 1985

CGC strain code:


Other codes:

Plectus 4, JB-049


Reddish-brown loamy mud from an artificial marsh (private property, Heikens 10) in Beerzel, Belgium. No vegetation at sampling spot. Collected by Patsy Scheldeman in October 1995.


Chromadoria - Chromadorida - Leptolaimina - Plectoidea - Plectidae

Culture conditions:

Xenic: "Wet plates": 3-5 drops of E. coli in 4 ml P-buffer (0.05M KH2PO4/K2HPO4 to pH 7.3) on 1% pure agar + 5 µg/ml cholesterol.

Inoculation procedure:

E. coli are suspended over FRESH plates the day before transfer of nematodes as follows.

Long-term storage:

Freezing has not been attempted.


Freely available on "wet plates".


Andrássy, I. (1985) The genus Plectus Bastian, 1865 and its nearest relatives (Nematoda: Plectidae). Acta Zoologica Hungarica, 31: 1-52.


Paul De Ley.


Males not yet seen. Relatively big adults; generation time estimated at two weeks or more. S-buffer not recommended. 
Last Updated: 27 March 1998