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  Family Microlaimidae

Genus Microlaimus (+ Microlaimoides)

    Species M. fluviatilis -- North America.
    Species M. globiceps
    Species M. setosus
    Species M. acanthus
    Species M. acicularis
    Species M. acinaces
    Species M. acuticaudatus
    Species M. aequisetosus
    Species M. affinis
    Species M. africanensis
    Species M. allgeni
    Species M. arcticus
    Species M. arenarius
    Species M. arenicola
    Species M. borealis
    Species M. capillaris
    Species M. chitwoodi
    Species M. citrus
    Species M. clancularius
    Species M. cochleatus
    Species M. compridus
    Species M. conothelis
    Species M. copulatus
    Species M. crassiceps
    Species M. criminalis
    Species M. cyatholaimoides
    Species M. decoratus
    Species M. dentatus
    Species M. dimorphus
    Species M. discolensis
    Species M. dixiei
    Species M. donsi
    Species M. falklandiae
    Species M. formosus
    Species M. gerlachi
    Species M. honestoides
    Species M. honestus
    Species M. inermis
    Species M. jenseni
    Species M. kaurii
    Species M. latilaimus
    Species M. limnophilus
    Species M. lingi
    Species M. luneatus
    Species M. macrocirculus
    Species M. macrolaimus
    Species M. marinus
    Species M. microseta
    Species M. minutus
    Species M. monstrosus
    Species M. naidinae
    Species M. nanus
    Species M. oblongilaimus
    Species M. ostracion
    Species M. papillatus
    Species M. papilliferus
    Species M. paraborealis
    Species M. paraconothelis
    Species M. parahonestus
    Species M. pecticauda
    Species M. pinguis
    Species M. porosus
    Species M. problematicus
    Species M. punctulatus
    Species M. punctulatus
    Species M. pwani
    Species M. pygmaeus
    Species M. robustidens
    Species M. rugatus
    Species M. sensus
    Species M. sicarius
    Species M. sonmianensis
    Species M. spinosus
    Species M. spirifer
    Species M. tenuicollis
    Species M. texianus
    Species M. texianus
    Species M. undulatus
    Species M. zosterae

Taxon Information

The Genus Microlaimus 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

  • Microlaimus, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Microlaimus, "A large genus, primarily marine, secondarily fresh water and moist soil" (Chitwood & Allen, 1959).
  • Microlaimoides, "A small genus, fresh water" (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.
  • 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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