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  Superfamily Desmodoroidea

Family Desmodoridae (+ Metachromadoridae)

    Subfamily Prodesmodorinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Desmodorinae
    Subfamily Molgolaiminae
    Subfamily Pseudonchinae
    Subfamily Spiriniinae
    Genus Spirodesma
    Subfamily Stilbonematinae

Taxon Information

The Family Desmodoridae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Desmodoridae, "Overwhelmingly marine but with a few freshwater aquatic species, microbivorous" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Desmodoridae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Desmodoridae, (Smith, 2001).


  • Hodda, M. 2011. Phylum Nematoda Cobb 1932. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 63-95. [Available online]
  • De Ley, P., W. Decraemer & Eualem-Abebe. 2006. Introduction: Summary of present knowledge and research addressing the ecology and taxonomy of freshwater nematodes. [in] Eualem-Abebe et al. (eds.). Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy: 3-30.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Nematoda (Roundworms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 191-215.

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