The morphology of dorylaimid spicules is richer than usually conceived and shows interesting interspecific variations that have not received much attention. New ideas are proposed to describe these structures, including a delimitation or definition of their parts and a series of morphometrics, either (absolute) measurements or ratios. Three descriptive examples are presented. Several morphological characters (head shape, development of the ventral hump, etc.) and a number of morphometric features (total and relative lengths, relative size of the median piece, terminal tip width, etc.) are especially useful for species characterisation and comparative purposes.
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