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  Superfamily Alloionematoidea

Family Alloionematidae

    Genus Alloionema -- North America.
    Genus Cheilobus
    Genus Leptodera
    Genus Rhabditophanes

Taxon Information

The Family Alloionematidae 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

  • Alloionematidae, "Terrestrial, microbivorous, may be associated with invertebrates as internal or external parasites" (Hodda, 2011).
  • Alloionematidae, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Alloionematinae, "Three genera; usually associates of insects; a few species associates of snails" (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.
  • 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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