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  Superfamily Anguinoidea

Family Anguinidae (+ Nothotylenchidae)

    Genus Ditylenchus -- North America.
    Genus Nothotylenchus -- North America.
    Genus Afrina
    Genus Anguina
    Genus Cylindrotylenchus
    Genus Diptenchus
    Genus Heteroanguina
    Genus Indoditylenchus
    Genus Indotylenchus
    Genus Lambertia
    Genus Litylenchus
    Genus Mesoanguina
    Genus Nothanguina
    Genus Orrina
    Genus Pseudhalenchus
    Genus Pterotylenchus
    Genus Safianema
    Genus Subanguina
    Genus Zeatylenchus

Taxon Information

The Family Anguinidae 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

  • Anguinidae, "Terrestrial, plant-root or seed feeding. Some species cause economic damage. Some species associated with bacteria toxic to mammals" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Anguinidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Nothotylenchinae, (Chitwood & Allen, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Chitwood, B.G. & M.W. Allen. 1959. Nemata. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 368-401.

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