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  Superfamily Criconematoidea

Family Criconematidae

    Genus Criconema -- North America.
    Genus Criconemoides -- North America.
    Genus Discocriconemella
    Genus Hemicriconemoides
    Genus Macrocriconema
    Genus Macroposthonia
    Genus Madinema
    Genus Neolobocriconema

Taxon Information

The Family Criconematidae 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

  • Criconematidae, "Terrestrial, plant-root feeding. Some species cause economic damage" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Criconematidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Criconematidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Criconematidae, (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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