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  Superfamily Microlaimoidea

Family Microlaimidae

    Genus Microlaimus -- North America.
    Genus Acanthomicrolaimus
    Genus Aponema
    Genus Bathynox
    Genus Bolbolaimus
    Genus Caligocanna
    Genus Calomicrolaimus
    Genus Cinctonema
    Genus Crassolaimus
    Genus Ixonema
    Genus Nox
    Genus Spirobolbolaimus
    Genus Ungulilaimella

Taxon Information

The Family Microlaimidae 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

  • Microlaimidae, "Overwhelmingly marine but with a few freshwater aquatic species, microbivorous" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Microlaimidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Microlaimidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Microlaimidae, (Chitwood & Allen, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Nematoda (Roundworms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 191-215.
  • 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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