Family Agfidae

Revised 03/01/22

Obligate parasites of molluscs. Definitive hosts are slugs and snails.

A small family with three known species:  Agfa flexilis, A. morandi and A. tauricus.
   
                
 

 

References

Pieterse, A., Malan, A.P., Ross, J.L. 2017. Nematodes that associate with terrestrial molluscs as definitive hosts, including Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita (Rhabditida: Rhabditidae) and its development as a biological molluscicide. J. Helminthol. 91:517-527.

Ross, J.L., Ivanova, E.S., Spiridonov, S.E., Waeyenberge, L., Moens, M., Nicol, G.W., Wilson, M.J. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of slug-parasitic nematodes inferred from 18S rRNA gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:738-743.

 

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