Family Nordiidae

Revised 08/03/20

Nordiidae Jairajpuri & Siddiqi, 1964

Ref. Andrássy, 2009, Vinciguerra, 2006.

 Mainly terrestrial habitats, sometimes moss; several species reported from freshwater habitats.

Classified as omnivorous and/or plant-feeding by Yeates et al., 1993.

Molecular analyses have demonstrated that the evolutionary relationships between the genera of Nordiidae are not as close as expected and that the the family is an artificial grouping (Holterman et al., 2008; Pedram et al., 2011; Pena-Santiago et al., 2015).


Andrássy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary III.  Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 608p.
Peña-Santiago, R. Guerrero, P., Liébana, G., del Carmen García, M., Palomeque, T., Lorite, P. 2015. Characterisation of an Iberian population of Rhyssocolpus iuventutis Andrássy, 1971 (Dorylaimida: Nordiidae), with a revised taxonomy of the genus. Nematology 17:139-153.

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.

 Return to Nordiidae Menu       

Retorn to Dorylaimida Menu

Go to Nemaplex Main Menu