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  Superfamily Actinolaimoidea

Family Actinolaimidae

    Genus Actinolaimus -- North America.
    Genus Paractinolaimus -- North America.
    Genus Actinca
    Genus Afractinca
    Genus Afractinolaimus
    Genus Brasilaimus
    Genus Egtitus
    Genus Mactinolaimus
    Genus Metactinolaimus
    Genus Neoactinolaimus
    Genus Paractinolaimoides
    Genus Parastomachoglossa
    Genus Practinocephalus
    Genus Scleroactinolaimus
    Genus Stopractinca
    Genus Westindicus
    Genus Dominicactinolaimus
    Genus Trachactinolaimus
    Genus Trachypleurosum

Taxon Information

The Family Actinolaimidae 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

  • Actinolaimidae, "Terrestrial or freshwater aquatic, predatory" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Actinolaimidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Actinolaimidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Actinolaiminae, (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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Nematoda (Roundworms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 191-215.
  • 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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