Physical Characteristics

Large animals (up to 0.039 in [1 mm]), usually yellow to orange with large black eyes; buccal tube is rather narrow with hook-shaped appendices for the stylet muscle insertions; phar-

ynx is ovoid with two short and square macroplacoids; body lacks sensory appendages. Legs with two equally sized claws; each double claw has an enormous crescentic marking, named a lunula, with 10-18 denticles. The large, yellow eggs (larger than 0.00787 in [200 pm]) are more or less pliable and ornamented with rough thorns.

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