Sub-class: Enoplia

Revised 07/26/12

     	 1. amphids not elaborate, oval, stirrup or pouch-like.

                 2. no body annuli.

                 3. cephalic sensory organs and somatic setae present or absent. 

                 4. cylindrical esophagus, sometimes larger posteriorly.

                 5. five or more esophageal glands.


         
Orders:  	1.  Enoplida - marine and brackish water, feed on diatoms, algae etc. 

            
                2.  Triplonchida - complex spear, esophagus gradually expanding from anterior to posterior.
                                    Trichodoridae (plant parasites and vectors of plant viruses).
Return to Order Key
Return to Higher Classification Page
Return to Main Menu