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  Superfamily Desmodoroidea

Family Draconematidae (+ Prochaetosomatidae)

    Genus Apenodraconema
    Genus Bathychaetosoma
    Genus Bathyepsilonema
    Genus Cephalochaetosoma
    Genus Cygnonema
    Genus Dinetia
    Genus Dracogalerus
    Genus Dracognomus
    Genus Dracograllus
    Genus Draconactus
    Genus Draconema
    Genus Dracotoranema
    Genus Drepanonema
    Genus Megadraconema
    Genus Notochaetosoma
    Genus Paradraconema
    Genus Prochaetosoma
    Genus Tenuidraconema

Taxon Information

The Family Draconematidae is not recorded from fresh waters. This taxon has not been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Draconematidae, "Marine, microbivorous" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Draconematidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).


  • 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.

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