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Hemicriconemoides cocophilus female (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Zeng Zhao, Landcare Research
Source: PaDIL

Criconematidae - (ring nematodes)

This family of nematodes is widely distributed and includes plant ectoparasites with transverse annules, a thick cuticle, a long, massive stylet and without a typical lateral field. The body is usually short and sausage-shaped, but some species can reach a length of about 2 mm. A number of species are economically important as crop pests like Mesocriconema xenoplax which infests fruit trees in various regions.

The following genera are currently entered in the system: