Hirschmanniella (genus)

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Hirschmanniella Luc and Goodey, 1963

This genus of plant parasitic nematodes contains more than 30 species, some of which are important crop pests like the rice root nematode, Hirschmanniella oryzae which is widely distributed in rice-growing regions. They are migratory endoparasites attacking roots and are mainly found in tropical and subtropical regions, often in an aquatic environment.

The species are 1-4 mm long, slender and with distinct horizontal striae on their body surface. Species can be identified by the structures of the lip region and the stylet.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: