Subfamily Spilipherinae

Revised 11/26/22







                                                     Chromadoridae Filipjev, 1917
Spilipherinae Filipjev, 1918

Type genus of the subfamily: Spiliphera Bastian, 1865

A subfamily of free-living marine nematodes

  • Cuticle with homogeneous or heterogeneous punctation, with or without lateral field areas.
  • Six outer labial and four cephalic setae may be in a single circle
  • Buccal cavity with three or more solid teeth.
  • Amphid fovea simple single-loop spiral, on head.
  • Esophagus with posterior bulb.
  • Females diovarial.
  • Male with precloacal supplemenmts setose, present of absent
  • Tail conicval or elongate.
  • 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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