World Database of Nematodes

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Spiriniinae Chitwood, 1936

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  1. Genus Bradylaimus Stekhoven, 1931
  2. Genus Chromadoropsis Filipjev, 1918
  3. Genus Chromaspirina Filipjev, 1918
  4. Genus Metachromadora Filipjev, 1918
  5. Genus Metachromadoroides Timm, 1961
  6. Genus Neonyx Cobb, 1933
  7. Genus Onyx Cobb, 1891
  8. Genus Papillonema Verschelde, Muthumbi & Vincx, 1995
  9. Genus Paradesmodora Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1950
  10. Genus Parallelocoilas Boucher, 1975
  11. Genus Perspiria Wieser & Hopper, 1967
  12. Genus Polysigma Cobb, 1920
  13. Genus Pseudometachromadora Timm, 1954
  14. Genus Spirinia Gerlach, 1963
  15. Genus Spirodesma Cavalcanti, Silva & Fonseca-Genevois, 2009
  16. Genus Stygodesmodora Blome, 1982
  17. Genus Sigmophora Cobb, 1933 accepted as Sigmophoranema Hope & Murphy, 1972 (homonym to Sigmophora Rondoni, 1867 (Hymenoptera))
  18. Genus Spira Bastian, 1865 accepted as Spirinia Gerlach, 1963 (Homonym to Spira Brown, 1844 (Mollusca))
  19. Genus Alaimonema Cobb, 1920 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum, Armenteros et al , 2014: The original description of the genus does not provide information on essential characters for a proper evaluation.)
  20. Genus Parathalassoalaimus Allgén, 1929 (uncertain > nomen dubium, Hope & Murphy 1972 p 51: doubtful genus)
  21. Genus Sigmophoranema Hope & Murphy, 1972 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum, Armenteros et al, 2014: Sigmophoranema as genus inquirenda and S. rufum as species inquirenda based on the absence of any drawing of the type species and on the relatively poor descriptions of the described specimens. )
Not documented
Nemys eds. (2024). Nemys: World Database of Nematodes. Spiriniinae Chitwood, 1936. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-05-21
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taxonomy source Leduc, D.; Verschelde, D. (2015). New <em>Spirinia</em> and <em>Stygodesmodora</em> species (Nematoda, Spiriniinae) from the Southwest Pacific, and revision of the related genera <em>Spirinia</em>, <em>Chromaspirina</em> and <em>Perspiria</em>. <em>European Journal of Taxonomy.</em> (118): 1-25., available online at
note: Diagnisis and list of valid genera [details]  OpenAccess publication 

taxonomy source Armenteros, M.; Ruiz-Abierno, A.; Decraemer, W. (2014). Revision of Desmodorinae and Spiriniinae (Nematoda: Desmodoridae) with redescription of eight known species. <em>European Journal of Taxonomy.</em> 96: 1–32. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 26-27; note: Key to the genera [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Nemaslan: Biodiversity of Antarctic Nematodes (2004). (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Various Authors (2000). Nematode filing cabinet of the Marine Biology Section Ugent - in combination with the NemasLan Ms-Access database (published on CD-Rom, 2000) (look up in IMIS[details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 


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