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  Superfamily Tylenchoidea

Family Hoplolaimidae

    Genus Helicotylenchus -- North America.
    Genus Hoplolaimus -- North America.
    Genus Rotylenchus -- North America.
    Genus Acontylus
    Genus Antarctylus
    Genus Aorolaimus
    Genus Aphasmatylenchus
    Genus Crossonema
    Genus Ogma
    Genus Peltamigratus
    Genus Scutellonema
    Genus Senegalonema

Taxon Information

The Family Hoplolaimidae 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

  • Hoplolaimidae, "Terrestrial or rarely freshwater aquatic, feed mostly externally on plant roots but may partially enter the root. Many cause economic damage, but some are not regarded as economic pests" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Hoplolaimidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Hoplolaimidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Hoplolaimidae, (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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