Tylocephalus auriculatus (Bütschli, 1866) Anderson, 1965
CGC strain code:
See page of lost strain Tylocephalus auriculatus
PDL0027 for pictures.
Sand on slope of dune facing the beach, collected in June 1997 by Paul
De Ley near the grounds of "Strand Motel", Koksijde, Belgium.
Chromadoria - Chromadorida - Leptolaimina - Plectoidea - Plectidae
- Xenic: with small inocula of E. coli on 1% soil agar (incl. 1-3%
dark soil) + 5 µg/ml cholesterol. Any excess moisture on plate surface
is allowed to evaporate before sealing. Other bacteria and a fungus have
not been removed. Kept at 17C.
Probably capable of surviving desiccation. Freezing was not attempted.
Slowly desiccated plates may be suitable
for permanent storage in liquid nitrogen.
Freely available on agar.
ANDERSON, R. V. (1966). An emendation of the diagnosis of both the subfamily
and two genera of Wilsonematinae and a new genus, Ereptonema n.
g. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 44: 923-935.
DE LEY, P. & COOMANS, A. (1997). Terrestrial nematodes from the
Galápagos Archipelago. 7. Description of Tylocephalus nimius
sp. n. and new data on the morphology, development and behaviour of Tylocephalus
auriculatus (Bütschli, 1873) Anderson, 1966 (Leptolaimida: Plectidae).
Fundamental and Applied Nematology, 20: 213-228.
Paul De Ley.
Males are common in some plates, absent in others. Only three juvenile
stages, each of which is characterized by a distinctly different head morphology.
During feeding, juveniles and adults swing their head dorsally and ventrally
Last revised 27 March 1998