Page last updated Wed 05 Feb 2020


Use the links to navigate the hierarchy of invertebrate classification.

  Superfamily Dorylaimoidea

Family Aporcelaimidae

    Subfamily Aporcelaimellinae
    Subfamily Aporcelaiminae
    Subfamily Sectonematinae

Taxon Information

The Family Aporcelaimidae 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

  • Aporcelaimidae, "Terrestrial or freshwater aquatic, predatory or omnivorous" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Aporcelaimidae, (Andrássy & I., 2009).
  • Aporcelaimidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Aporcelaimidae, (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]
  • Andrássy, I. 2009. Aporcelinus, a new genus of aporcelaimoid nematodes (Dorylaimida), and its species. International Journal of Nematology 19(2): 121-136. [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.

Web Pages

Site managed by Daniel L. Graf @ University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point