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  Family Ethmolaimidae

Genus Ethmolaimus (+ Trichethmolaimus)

    Species E. pratensis -- North America.
    Species E. bothnicus
    Species E. buetschlii
    Species E. caudatus
    Species E. circulatus
    Species E. dahli
    Species E. derisorius
    Species E. distephanus
    Species E. faeroeensis
    Species E. gracilicaudata
    Species E. hailuotoensis
    Species E. intermedius
    Species E. lanatus
    Species E. maduei
    Species E. multipapillatus
    Species E. pilosus
    Species E. punctatus
    Species E. zullinii

Taxon Information

The Genus Ethmolaimus 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

  • Ethmolaimus, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Ethmolaimus, [eastern North America] (Ferris et al., 1973).
  • Ethmolaimus, "... all 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.
  • 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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