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  Superfamily Dorylaimoidea

Family Dorylaimidae

    Subfamily Dorylaiminae -- North America.
    Subfamily Laimydorinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Afrodorylaiminae
    Subfamily Prodorylaiminae
    Subfamily Amphidorylaiminae
    Genus Drepandorus
    Subfamily Thornenematinae

Taxon Information

The Family Dorylaimidae 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

  • Dorylaimidae, "Terrestrial or freshwater aquatic, algal-feeding or omnivorous" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Dorylaimidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Dorylaimidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Dorylaimidae, (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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