plectane

plectane

[′plek‚tān]
(invertebrate zoology)
A cuticular plate supporting papillae in some nematodes.
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This species is readily distinguished from other species by the fusion of the underlying sclerotized plectane supports between the plectanes (Baker and vaucher 1984).
Each plectane was formed by one interior complete rosette of 12-15 punctations and one exterior complete rosette of 12-15 punctations, and, a relatively inconspicuous underlying sclerotized support which is not fused to other plectanes.
podicipinus the plectanes on each side of body are fused by underlying sclerotized supports; in addition, the lateral alae in this species are very marked.
We identified specimens as Cosmercella diaglenae due to the number, structure, and position of plectanes in males; egg size in females; and host type (see Mata-Lopez et al.