Family Crateronematidae

Revised 01/03/22

Crateronematidae Siddiqi, 1969

A family of soil-inhabiting Doerylaimida. Mainly reported in terrestrial habitats.

Siddiqi (1969 proposed the family Crateronematidae to accommodate his newly proposed subfamilies Crateronematinae and Lordellonematinae

Vinciguerra (2006) recognized Lordellonematidae and Crateronematidae as separate families under Dorylaimoidea.

Andrassy (2009) accepted Crateronematinae with three genera Chrysonema, Crateronema and Oonaguntus and Lordellonematinae with five genera under Crateronematidae.

Ref. Andrássy, 2009; Imran aet al, 2021; Vinciguerra, 2006.


Andrássy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary III.  Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 608p.

Imran , Z., Shahnaz, Ahmad, W. 2021. Taxonomy of New and Known Species of Crateronematidae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) from Western Ghats, India. Annales Zooligici 71:7-20.

Siddiqi, M.R. 1969. Crateronema n. gen. (Crateronematidae n. fam.), Poronemella n. gen. (Lordellonematinae n. sub-fam.) and Chrysonemoides n. gen. (Chrysonematidae n. fam. ), With a Revised Classification of Dorylaimoidea (Nematoda). Nematology 15:81-100.

Vinciguerra, M.T. 2006. Dorylaimida Part II: Superfamily Dorylaimoidea.  Pp 392-467 in Eyualem-Abebe, W. Traunspurger and I Andrássy (eds) Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy. CABI, Cambridge MA.

Yeates, G.W., T. Bongers, R. G. M. De Goede, D. W. Freckman, and S. S. Georgieva. 1993. Feeding habits in soil nematode families and genera—An outline for soil ecologists. Journal of Nematology 25:315-331.

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