Feeding Habits of Families of Plant and Soil Nematodes

Rev 10/30/19

(These are general groupings.  In some cases (omnivores) feeding habits are quite broad.  In other cases they are uncertain.  Individual genera within a family may differ in feeding habit)

 Alaimidae                                                                   Bacterial-feeding

Anguinidae                                                                 Plant- or Fungal-feeding

Aphelenchidae                                                            Fungal- or Plant-feeding

Aphelenchoididae                                                       Plant- or Fungal-feeding

Aporcelaimidae                                                          Omnivore-predators

Bastianiidae                                                               Bacterial-feeding

Belondiridae                                                               Omnivores

Belonolaimidae                                                          Plant-feeding

Bunonematidae                                                          Bacterial-feeding

Cephalobidae                                                             Bacterial-feeding

Chromadoridae                                                          Bacterial-feeding

Criconematidae                                                          Plant-feeding

Diplogastridae                                                          Bacterial-feeding and Omnivores

Diptherophoridae                                                       Fungal-feeding

Dolichodoridae                                                           Plant-feeding

Heteroderidae                                                            Plant-feeding

Hoplolaimidae                                                            Plant-feeding

Leptonchidae                                                              Fungal-feeding

Longidoridae                                                              Plant-feeding

Monhysteridae                                                           Bacterial-feeding

Mononchidae                                                             Predators

Nordiidae                                                                   Omnivores

Panagrolaimidae                                                        Bacterial-feeding

Plectidae                                                                     Bacterial-feeding

Pratylenchidae                                                           Plant-feeding

Prismatolaimidae                                                       Bacterial-feeding

Qudsianematidae                                                       Omnivores

Rhabditidae                                                                Bacterial-feeding

Teratocephalidae                                                       Bacterial-feeding

Thornenematidae                                                       Omnivores

Tobrilidae                                                                   Omnivore-predators

Trichodoridae                                                             Plant-feeding

Tripylidae                                                                   Omnivore-predators

Tylenchidae                                                                Plant-feeding

Tylenchulidae                                                             Plant-feeding

 

April 1996

Howard Ferris                                                       Data from:                              Yeates et al.

Department of Nematology                                                                                Journal of Nematology

University of California                                                                                       25:315-331

Davis, CA 95616

 

 Feeding Habits of Families of Plant and Soil Nematodes

 

(These are general groupings.  In some cases (omnivores) feeding habits are quite broad.  In other cases they are uncertain.  Individual genera within a family may differ in feeding habit)

 

Bacterial-feeding

Alaimidae

Bastianiidae

Bunonematidae

Cephalobidae

Chromadoridae

Diplogastridae

Monhysteridae

Panagrolaimidae

Plectidae

Prismatolaimidae

Rhabditidae

Teratocephalidae

 

Fungal-feeding

Anguinidae

Aphelenchidae

Diptherophoridae

Leptonchidae

 

Generalist predators

Aporcelaimidae

Belondiridae

Diplogastridae

Nordiidae

Qudsianematidae

Thornenematidae

Tobrilidae

Tripylidae

 

Specialist Predators

Mononchidae

 

Plant-feeding

Anguinidae

Aphelenchidae

Aphelenchoididae

Belonolaimidae

Criconematidae

Dolichodoridae

Heteroderidae

Hoplolaimidae

Longidoridae

Pratylenchidae

Trichodoridae

Tylenchidae

Tylenchulidae