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  Superfamily Leptolaimoidea

Family Leptolaimidae

    Genus Leptolaimus -- North America.
    Genus Paraplectonema -- North America.
    Genus Anomonema
    Genus Antomicron
    Genus Leptolaimoides
    Genus Leptoplectonema
    Genus Manunema

Taxon Information

The Family Leptolaimidae 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

  • Leptolaimidae, "Mostly marine but some freshwater aquatic and terrestrial species, microbivorous" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Leptolaimidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Leptolaimidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Leptolaimidae, (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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