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  Superfamily Rhabditoidea

Family Rhabditidae (+ Odontorhabditidae)

    Subfamily Rhabditinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Stomachorhabditinae

Taxon Information

The Family Rhabditidae 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

  • Rhabditidae, "Terrestrial, microbivorous, often associated with invertebrates, occasionally internally" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Rhabditidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Rhabditidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Rhabditidae: Rhabditinae, "About 10 genera and 300 species, saprozoic and and commensals of invertebrates, often associated with decaying plants, a few species characteristically aquatic" (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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