Family Isolaimiidae

Revised 01/04/22

Isolaimiidae Timm, 1969


Andrassy (2009) asserts that the root of Isolaimium is Isloaimi.  Consequently, the correct names of the Order, Sub-order, Superfamily and Family are, respectively, Isolaimiida, Isolaimiina. Isolaimioidea and Isolaimiidae and not Isolaimida, Isolaimina. Isolaimoidea and Isolaimidae as used by several authors.

Andrassy (2009) considered that, based on morphology and anatomy, the Isolaimidae may be closely related to the Merrmithidae.

A family of soil nematodes probably feeding on bacteria.

   Prior to 2018, only one genus.  Isolaimium, was in the family Isolaimiidae. However, per Abolafia and Pena-Santiago, 2018, the Aulolaimidae and its genera were transferred to the order Isolaimida and family Isolaimiidae:



Abolafia, J and Pena-Santiago, R. 2018. Morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of the enigmatic genus Aulolaimus de Man, 1880 (Nematoda, Aulolaimidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 277: 101-115.

Andrassy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary (Nematoda Errantia) Vol. 111. Humgarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 508p.

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