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  Superfamily Diplogasteroidea

Family Diplogasteridae (+ Diplogastridae, + Neodiplogastridae)

    Genus Butlerius -- North America.
    Genus Diplogaster -- North America.
    Genus Acrostichus
    Genus Diplogasterellus
    Genus Paroigolaimella
    Genus Cutidiplogaster
    Genus Demaniella
    Genus Diplogasteriana
    Genus Hugotdiplogaster
    Genus Koerneria
    Genus Parapristionchus
    Genus Parasitodiplogaster
    Genus Sachsia

Taxon Information

The Family Diplogasteridae 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

  • Diplogasteridae, "Terrestrial, microbivorous or omnivorous or predatory. Often associated with invertebrates, and may be parasitic internally with value as biocontrol agents" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Diplogasteridae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Diplogasteridae, (Smith, 2001).


  • 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.

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