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  Family Prismatolaimidae

Genus Prismatolaimus

    Species P. stenurus -- North America.
    Species P. aquaticus
    Species P. dadayi
    Species P. dolichurus
    Species P. intermedius
    Species P. verrucosus
    Species P. waipukea

Taxon Information

The Genus Prismatolaimus 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

  • Prismatolaimus, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Prismatolaimus, [eastern North America] (Ferris et al., 1973).
  • Prismatolaimus, "Fresh water, about 15 species" (Chitwood & Allen, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Ferris, V.R., L.M. Ferris, & J.P. Tjepkema. 1973. Genera of freshwater nematodes (Nematoda) of eastern North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual 10. 38 pp. [Available online]
  • 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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