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  Superfamily Monhysteroidea

Family Monhysteridae

    Genus Monhystera -- North America.
    Genus Monhystrella -- North America.
    Genus Diplolaimella
    Genus Diplolaimelloides
    Genus Eumonhystera
    Genus Gammarinema
    Genus Geomonhystera
    Genus Sinanema
    Genus Thalassomonhystera
    Genus Tridentulus
    Genus Austronema
    Genus Cryonema
    Genus Halomonhystera
    Genus Hieminema
    Genus Monhystrium
    Genus Odontobius
    Genus Sitadevinem
    Genus Tripylium
    Genus Zygonemella

Taxon Information

The Family Monhysteridae 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

  • Monhysteridae, "Mostly marine with many species in freshwater aquatic habitats and a few terrestrial species, microbivorous. Three genera living in gill chambers of freshwater aquatic or terrestrial crustaceans" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Monhysteridae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Monhysteridae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Monhysteridae, (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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