Manunema kithara is a very small nematode worm.
It is long and thin, with a:
This species is distinguished from others in the same genus by the shape of its oesophageal bulb.
The species was named after the Kithara, an ancient Greek musical instrument after which the modern guitar is also named.
Manunema is the only known genus of the family Peresianidae (Vitiello & De Coninck, 1968) and is unlikely to be confused with other nematode genera. However, specimens must be examined under a high power microscope before they can be accurately identified.