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Use the links to navigate the hierarchy of invertebrate classification.

  Superfamily Tylenchoidea

Family Pratylenchidae

    Genus Hirschmanniella -- North America.
    Genus Pratylenchus -- North America.
    Genus Radopholus -- North America.
    Genus Achlysiella
    Genus Apratylenchoides
    Genus Hoplotylus
    Genus Pratylenchoides
    Genus Zygotylenchus
    Genus Zygradus

Taxon Information

The Family Pratylenchidae 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

  • Pratylenchidae, "Terrestrial, feed externally or internally on plant roots. Many cause economic damage, but some are not regarded as economic pests" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Pratylenchidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Pratylenchinae, (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.
  • 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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