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Belonolaimus (Steiner, 1949)
Ibipora (Monteiro and Lordello, 1977)
|Long, slender nematode, usually 2 to 3 mm in length.
SEM face view shows a well-marked, rounded labial disc; first lip annule divided into six sectors; lateral sectors almost completely regressed, seen only as small interruptions of the first one or two labial annules.
Labial region marked by deep longitudinal grooves.
Stylet very long, 60 to 150 µm long, with distinct basal knobs; cone 70 to 80% of total stylet length.
Cuticle coarsely annulated.
field with four lines or less.
Approximately 9 species in the genus. Representatives have been reported from Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
A-rated in California.
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[Fortuner & Luc, Rev. Nematol. 10(2):183-202 (1987), and H. Ferris.]