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  Subfamily Alaiminae

Genus Alaimus

    Species A. simplex -- North America.
    Species A. aculeatus
    Species A. acutus
    Species A. arcuatus
    Species A. depressus
    Species A. filiformis
    Species A. glissus
    Species A. minor
    Species A. parvus
    Species A. primitivus
    Species A. proximus
    Species A. similis
    Species A. striatus
    Species A. tenuis

Taxon Information

The Genus Alaimus 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

  • Alaimus, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Alaimus, [eastern North America] (Ferris et al., 1973).
  • Alaimus, "Fresh water, 16 species" (Chitwood & Allen, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Ferris, V.R., L.M. Ferris, & J.P. Tjepkema. 1973. Genera of freshwater nematodes (Nematoda) of eastern North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual 10. 38 pp. [Available online]
  • 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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