Subfamily Chromadorinae

Revised 11/26/22







                                                     Chromadoridae Filipjev, 1917
Chromadorinae Filipjev, 1917

Type genus of the subfamily: Chromadora Bastian, 1865

A subfamily of free-living marine nematodes

  • Cuticle with Homogeneous or heterogeneous punctation, usually with minimal lateral field areas.
  • Six outer labial papillae and four cephalic setae usually in separate circles
  • Amphid apertures slit-like
  • Ocelli visible on fresh specimens
  • Buccal cavity with three equally-sized solid teeth
  • Esophagus usually with posterior bulb.
  • Females diovarial.
  • Male with precloacal cup-shaped supplemenmts
  • Tail conoid with spinneret.
  • Mainly marine  nematodes.



Andrássy, I. 2005. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary I.  Hungarian Natural History Museum.

Tchesunov, A.V. 2013. 7.12 Order Chromadorida Chitwood, 1933. In Schmidt-Rheas and de Gruyter, W. Handbook of Zoology.Gastrocticha, Cycloneuralia, Gnatifera. Volume 2: Nematoda


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