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Nematode Common Names
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Common Name Nematode
African spiral nematode Helicotylenchus africanus
Alfalfa root nematode Heterodera goettingiana
Almond cyst nematode Heterodera amygdali
Amaranth cyst nematode Cactodera amaranthi
American dagger nematode Xiphinema americanum
Amu-Darya nematode Heterodera oxiana
Apple cyst nematode Globodera mali
Apple root-knot nematode Meloidogyne mali
Awl nematodes Dolichodorus spp.
Banana meadow nematode Pratylenchus coffeae
Banana nematode Pratylenchus musicola
Banana root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus coffeae
Banana spiral nematode Helicotylenchus multicinctus
Banana-root nematode Radopholus similis
Barley cyst nematode Heterodera hordecalis
Barley root-knot nematode Meloidogyne nassi
Beachgrass root-knot nematode Meloidogyne sasseri
Beer nematode Panagrellus silusiae
Beet nematode Heterodera schachtii
Beet stem nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Begonia leaf nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae
Bentgrass nematode Anguina agrostis
Bermudagrass cyst nematode Heterodera cardiolata
Birch cyst nematode Cactodera betulae
Black currant nematode Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi
Blueberry root-knot nematode Meloidogyne carolinensis
Boxwood spiral nematode Rotylenchus buxophilus
Brassica root eelworm Heterodera cruciferae
Brassica root nematode Heterodera cruciferae
Brazilian root-knot nematode Meloidogyne exigua
Brazilian root-knot nematode Meloidogyne inornata
British root-knot nematode Meloidogyne artiellia
British spiral nematode Scutellonema brachyurum
Buckwheat cyst nematode Heterodera graduni
Bud and leaf nematodes Aphelenchoides spp.
Bud and stem nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Bulb and stem nematodes Ditylenchus spp.
Bulb nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Bulb or stem nematodes Ditylenchus spp.
Burrowing nematode Radopholus similis
Burrowing nematodes Radopholus spp.
Cabbage cyst nematode Heterodera cruciferae
Cabbage nematode Heterodera cruciferae
Cabbage root nematode Heterodera cruciferae
Cactus cyst nematode Cactodera cacti
Cajanus cyst nematode Heterodera cajani
California dagger nematode Xiphinema index
California meadow nematode Pratylenchus neglectus
California root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus neglectus
California sessile nematode Cacopaurus epacris
Camel thorn cyst nematode Heterodera oxiana
Camellia root-knot nematode Meloidogyne camelliae
Canadian root-knot nematode Meloidogyne microtyla
Carnation pin nematode Paratylenchus curvitatus
Carnation pin nematode Paratylenchus dianthus
Carolina spiral nematode Scutellonema brachyurum
Carrot cyst nematode Heterodera carotae
Carrot root nematode Heterodera carotae
Cereal cyst nematode Heterodera avenae
Cereal cyst nematode Heterodera latipons
Cereal root nematode Heterodera avenae
Cereal root-knot nematode Meloidogyne nassi
Cereals root eelworm Heterodera major
Cereals root nematode Heterodera avenae
Chamber's dagger nematode Xiphinema chambersi
Christie's spiral nematode Scutellonema christiei
Christie's stubby root nematode Trichodorus christiei
Chrysanthemum foliar nematode Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi
Chrysanthemum leaf nematode Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi
Chrysanthemum nematode Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi
Citrus nematode Tylenchulus semipenetrans
Citrus ring nematode Criconemoides citri
Citrus root nematode Tylenchulus semipenetrans
Citrus root-knot nematode Meloidogyne indica
Citrus spine nematode Criconema civellae
Clover cyst nematode Heterodera trifolii
Clover root nematode Heterodera trifolii
Clover stem nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Cobb's awl nematode Dolichodorus heterocephalous
Cobb's lance nematode Hoplolaimus galeatus
Cobb's meadow nematode Pratylenchus penetrans
Cobb's ring nematode Criconemoides simile
Cobb's root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans
Cobb's root-knot nematode Nacobbus batatiformis
Cobb's spiral nematode Helicotylenchus multicinctus
Cobb's stubby root nematode Trichodorus primitivus
Coconut nematode Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus
Coconut palm nematode Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus
Cocopalm nematode Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus
Coffee meadow nematode Pratylenchus coffeae
Coffee root-knot nematode Meloidogyne exigua
Coffee root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus coffeae
Columbia nematode Hoplolaimus columbus
Columbia root-knot nematode Meloidogyne chitwoodi
Corn cyst nematode Heterodera zeae
Corn meadow nematode Pratylenchus zeae
Corn root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus zeae
Cotton root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita acrita
Cowpea cyst nematode Heterodera vigni
Crown-headed lance nematode Hoplolaimus tylenchiformis
Currant nematode Aphelenchoides ribes
Cyperus cyst nematode Heterodera mothi
Cyst nematodes Globodera spp.
Cyst nematodes Heterodera spp.
Cyst-forming nematodes Heterodera spp.
Cystoid body nematodes Meloidoderita spp.
Cystoid nematodes Meloidodera spp.
Dagger nematodes Xiphinema spp.
De Man's meadow nematode Pratylenchus pratensis
De Man's root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus pratensis
Dock cyst nematode Heterodera rosii
Douglas Fir nematode Nacobbodera chitwoodi
Ear-cockle nematode Anguina tritici
Estonian cyst nematode Cactodera estonica
Eucalypt cystoid nematode Cryphodera eucalypti
European dagger nematode Xiphinema diversicaudatum
False root-knot nematode of sugar beets Nacobbus batatiformis
False root-knot nematode Nacobbus spp.
Fern nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae
Fern nematode Aphelenchoides olesistus
Fescue leaf gall nematode Anguina graminis
Ficus cyst nematode Heterodera fici
Fig cyst nematode Heterodera fici
Fig pin nematode Paratylenchus hamatus
Fig spine nematode Criconema decalineatum
Foliar nematodes Aphelenchoides spp.
Galeopsis cyst nematode Heterodera galeopsidis
Galeopsis root nematode Heterodera galeopsidis
Gall-forming nematodes Meloidogyne spp.
Godfrey's meadow nematode Pratylenchus brachyurus
Godfrey's root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus brachyurus
Gold-plated nematode Globodera rostochiensis
Golden nematode Globodera rostochiensis
Golden nematode of potato Globodera rostochiensis
Grass cyst nematode Punctodera punctata
Grass root-gall nematode Subanguina radicicola
Grass sheath nematode Hemicycliophora similis
Grass spiral nematode Helicotylenchus erythrinae
Great root nematode Heterodera avenae
Hairy-gall nematode Nacobbus batatiformis
Heart-shaped cyst nematode Heterodera cardiolata
Hop cyst nematode Heterodera humuli
Hop nematode Heterodera humuli
Hop root nematode Heterodera humuli
Horsenettle cyst nematode Globodera tabacum virginiae
Indian root-knot nematode Meloidogyne brevicauda
Iris nematode Ditylenchus destructor
Japanese cyst nematode Heterodera elachista
Javanese root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica
Kansas cyst nematode Heterodera longicolla
Kidney-shaped nematode Rotylenchulus reniformis
Kikuyu grass nematode Meloidogyne kikuyuensis
Knapweed nematode Mesoanguina picridis
Knawel cyst nematode Heterodera scleranthii
Knotweed cyst nematode Cactodera weissi
Kona coffee root-knot nematode Meloidogyne konaensis
Lance nematodes Hoplolaimus spp.
Lesion nematodes Pratylenchus spp.
Lespedeza cyst nematode Heterodera lespedezae
Lucerne cyst nematode Heterodera medicaginis
Maple root-knot nematode Meloidogyne ovalis
Meadow nematodes Pratylenchus spp. 
Mediterranean cereal cyst nematode Heterodera latipons
Milfoil cyst nematode Globodera millefolii
Motha cyst nematode Heterodera mothi
Mushroom nematode Aphelenchoides composticola
Mushroom spawn nematode Ditylenchus myceliophagus
Needle nematodes Longidorous spp.
Nettle cyst nematode Heterodera urticae
Nigerian dagger nematode Xiphinema nigeriense
Northern root-knot nematode  Meloidogyne hapla
Nutgrass cyst nematode Heterodera cyperi
Oak root-knot nematode Meloidogyne querciana
Oak sheathoid nematode Hemicriconemoides biformis
Oat cyst nematode Heterodera avenae
Oat cyst nematode Heterodera major
Oat nematode Heterodera avenae
Oat root nematode Heterodera avenae
Onion stem nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Osborne's cyst nematode Globodera tabacum solanacearum
Pacific dagger nematode Xiphinema radicicola
Pea cyst nematode Heterodera goettingiana
Pea root eelworm Heterodera goettingiana
Pea root nematode Heterodera goettingiana
Peanut root-knot nematode Meloidogyne arenaria
Persian sessile nematode Cacopaurus pestis
Phlox stem nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Pigeon pea cyst nematode Heterodera cajani
Pin nematodes Paratylenchus spp.
Pine cystoid nematode Meloidodera floridensis
Pine sheathoid nematode Hemicriconemoides floridensis
Pine sting nematode Belonolaimus gracilis
Pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
Potato cyst eelworm Globodera rostochiensis
Potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida
Potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis
Potato nematode Globodera rostochiensis
Potato root eelworm Globodera rostochiensis
Potato root nematode Globodera rostochiensis
Potato rot nematode Ditylenchus destructor
Potato tuber eelworm Ditylenchus destructor
Potato tuber nematode Ditylenchus destructor
Pseudo root-knot nematode Hypsoperine graminis
Ramie pin nematode Paratylenchus elachistus
Red ring nematode Rhadinaphelenchus cocophilus
Reniform nematode Rotylenchulus reniformis
Reniform nematodes Rotylenchulus spp.
Rice blind root nematodes Hirschmanniella spp.
Rice cyst nematode Heterodera oryzae 
Rice nematode Aphelenchoides oryzae
Rice root nematode Hirschmanniella oryzae
Rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola
Rice stem nematode Ditylenchus angustus
Rice stunt nematode Tylenchorhynchus martini
Rice white-tip nematode Aphelenchoides besseyi
Rice-root nematode  Radopholus oryzae
Ring nematodes Criconema spp.
Ring nematodes Criconemoides spp.
Root nematodes Heterodera spp.
Root nematodes Hirschmanniella spp.
Root-gall nematodes Meloidogyne spp.
Root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne spp.
Root-lesion nematodes Pratylenchus spp.
Round cystoid nematode Thecavermiculatus andinus
Rubber cyst nematode Heterodera fici
Rumex cyst nemtode Heterodera rumicis
Scribner's lesion nematode Pratylenchus scribneri
Scribner's meadow nematode Pratylenchus scribneri
Scribner's root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus scribneri
Sedge cyst nematode Heterodera cyperi
Seed gall nematode Afrina wevelli
Seed gall nematodes Anguina spp.
Seed-gall nematode Anguina tritici
Seinhorst's stubby root nematode Trichodorus pachydermis
Sessile nematodes Cacopaurus spp.
Seville root-knot nematode Meloidogyne hispanica
Sheath nematodes Hemicycliophora spp.
Sheathoid nematodes Hemicriconemoides spp.
Shoot gall nematodes Anguina spp.
Smooth-headed lesion nematode Pratylenchus brachyurus
Smooth-headed meadow nematode Pratylenchus leiocephalus
Smooth-headed nematode Pratylenchus brachyurus
Sorghum root-knot nematode Meloidogyne acronea
Sour paste nematode Panagrellus redivivus
South African pin nematode Paratylenchus curvitatus
Southern root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita
Sowthistle cyst nematode Heterodera sonchophila
Soybean cyst nematode Heterodera glycines
Spear nematodes Dorylaimus spp.
Spine nematodes Criconema spp.
Spiral nematodes Helicotylenchus spp.
Spiral nematodes Rotylenchus spp.
Spiral nematodes Scutellonema spp.
Spring crimp nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae
Spring dwarf nematode Aphelenchoides besseyi
Steiner's spiral nematode Helicotylenchus dihystera
Stem gall nematode Pterotylenchus cecidogenus
Stem nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Sting nematode Belonolaimus gracilis
Sting nematode Belonolaimus longicaudatus
Sting nematodes Belonolaimus spp.
Strawberry bud nematode Aphelenchoides besseyi
Strawberry bud nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae
Strawberry foliar nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae
Strawberry nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae
Stubby root nematode Trichodorus christiei
Stubby root nematode Trichodorus kurumeensis
Stubby root nematodes Paratrichodorus spp.
Stubby root nematodes Trichodorus spp.
Stunt nematode Tylenchorhynchus claytoni
Stunt nematodes Tylenchorhynchus spp.
Stylet nematodes Tylenchorhynchus spp.
Sugar beet cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii
Sugar beet nematode Heterodera schachtii
Sugar cane cyst nematode Heterodera sacchari
Sugar cane cyst nematode Heterodera schachtii
Sugar cane stylet nematode Tylenchorhynchus martini
Summer dwarf nematode Aphelenchoides fragariae
Sycamore root-knot nematode Meloidogyne platani
Tadzhik cyst nematode Heterodera tadshikistanica
Tadzhik cystoid nematode Meloidodera tadshikistanica
Tadzhik root-knot nematode Meloidogyne tadshikistanica
Tarjan's sheath nematode Hemicycliophora parvana
Tea root-knot nematode Meloidogyne brevicauda
Teasel nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Tesselate stylet nematode Tylenchorhynchus claytoni
Thames' root-knot nematode Meloidogyne thamesi
Thorne's cyst nematode Cactodera thornei
Thorne's lance nematode Rotylenchus uniformis
Thorne's meadow nematode Pratylenchus thornei
Thorne's needle nematode Longidorus sylphus
Thorne's root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei
Tobacco cyst nematode Globodera tabacum
Tobacco stunt nematode Tylenchorhynchus claytoni
Tulip root nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
Turf spiral nematode Rotylenchus christiei
Turkmen cyst nematode Heterodera turcomanica
Ustinov cyst nematode Heterodera ustinovi
Valentine cyst nematode Heterodera cardiolata
Vinegar eels Turbatrix aceti
Vinegar nematode Turbatrix aceti
Walnut meadow nematode Pratylenchus vulnus
Walnut root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus vulnus
Walnut sessile nematode Cacopaurus pestis
Wesson's sheathoid nematode Hemicriconemoides wessoni
West African spiral nematode Scutellonema blaberum
Wheat cyst nematode Heterodera latipons
Wheat gall nematode Anguina tritici
White-tip nematode Aphelenchoides besseyi
Willow cyst nematode Heterodera salixophila
Yam nematode Scutellonema bradys
Yarrow cyst nematode Globodera achilleae
Zimmerman's spiral nematode Helicotylenchus erythrinae
Zoysia spine nematode Criconema spinalineatum

Last Modified: 10/26/2005
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