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Use the links to navigate the hierarchy of invertebrate classification.

  Superfamily Aphelenchoidoidea

Family Aphelenchoididae

    Genus Aphelenchoides -- North America.
    Genus Aprutides
    Genus Bursaphelenchus
    Genus Cryptophelenchus
    Genus Cryptophelenoides
    Genus Megadorus
    Genus Paraseinura
    Genus Peraphelenchus
    Genus Pseudaphelenchus
    Genus Ptychaphelenchus
    Genus Sheraphelenchus
    Genus Tylaphelenchus

Taxon Information

The Family Aphelenchoididae 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

  • Aphelenchoididae, "Terrestrial, fungivores or plant-feeding above or below ground or predators. Some plant-feeding species cause economically significant damage. Some species are internal parasites of insects" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Aphelenchoididae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Aphelenchoididae, (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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