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  Family Chordodidae

Genus Chordodes

    Species C. morgani -- Wisconsin!
    Species C. albibarbatus
    Species C. alticuspis
    Species C. annulatus
    Species C. balzani
    Species C. brevipilus
    Species C. carmelitanus
    Species C. delmaede
    Species C. ecuatoriensis
    Species C. ferganensis
    Species C. festae
    Species C. formosanus
    Species C. jandae
    Species C. janovyi
    Species C. mizoramensis
    Species C. peraccae
    Species C. polytuberculatus
    Species C. queenslandi
    Species C. ruginosus
    Species C. sajanensis
    Species C. undulatus

Taxon Information

The Genus Chordodes has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Chordodes, (Poinar et al., 2008).
  • Chordodes, one widely distributed species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Chordodes, [Wisconsin] (Watermolen & Haen, 1994).
  • Chordodes, (Chitwood, 1959).


  • Poinar, G., jr. 2008. Global diversity of hairworms (Nematomorpha: Gordiaceae) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 79-83. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Nematomorpha (Horsehair worms, gordian worms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 217-226.
  • Watermolen, D.J. & G.L. Haen. 1994. Horsehair worms (Phylum Nematomorpha) in Wisconsin, with notes on their occurrence in the Great Lakes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 9(1): 7-11. [Available online]
  • Chitwood, B.G. 1959. Gordiida. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 402-405.

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