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  Superfamily Tylenchoidea

Family Tylenchidae (+ Tylenchocriconematidae)

    Genus Tylenchus -- North America.
    Genus Aglenchus
    Genus Coslenchus
    Genus Filenchus
    Genus Lelenchus
    Genus Basiria
    Genus Cervoannulatus
    Genus Coprotylenchus
    Genus Cucullitylenchus
    Genus Discotylenchus
    Genus Fraglenchus
    Genus Irantylenchus
    Genus Neopsilenchus
    Genus Polenchus
    Genus Sakia
    Genus Silenchus
    Genus Tenunema

Taxon Information

The Family Tylenchidae 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

  • Tylenchidae, "Mostly terrestrial or less frequently freshwater aquatic or very rarely estuarine or marine, plant-root or algal feeders. A few cause economic damage, but most are not regarded as economic pests" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Tylenchidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Tylenchidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Tylenchidae, (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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