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Nematode Common Names
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Common NameNematode
African spiral nematodeHelicotylenchus africanus
Alfalfa root nematodeHeterodera goettingiana
Almond cyst nematodeHeterodera amygdali
Amaranth cyst nematodeCactodera amaranthi
American dagger nematodeXiphinema americanum
Amu-Darya nematodeHeterodera oxiana
Apple cyst nematodeGlobodera mali
Apple root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne mali
Awl nematodesDolichodorus spp.
Banana meadow nematodePratylenchus coffeae
Banana nematodePratylenchus musicola
Banana root-lesion nematodePratylenchus coffeae
Banana spiral nematodeHelicotylenchus multicinctus
Banana-root nematodeRadopholus similis
Barley cyst nematodeHeterodera hordecalis
Barley root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne nassi
Beachgrass root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne sasseri
Beer nematodePanagrellus silusiae
Beet nematodeHeterodera schachtii
Beet stem nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Begonia leaf nematodeAphelenchoides fragariae
Bentgrass nematodeAnguina agrostis
Bermudagrass cyst nematodeHeterodera cardiolata
Birch cyst nematodeCactodera betulae
Black currant nematodeAphelenchoides ritzemabosi
Blueberry root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne carolinensis
Boxwood spiral nematodeRotylenchus buxophilus
Brassica root eelwormHeterodera cruciferae
Brassica root nematodeHeterodera cruciferae
Brazilian root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne exigua
Brazilian root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne inornata
British root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne artiellia
British spiral nematodeScutellonema brachyurum
Buckwheat cyst nematodeHeterodera graduni
Bud and leaf nematodesAphelenchoides spp.
Bud and stem nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Bulb and stem nematodesDitylenchus spp.
Bulb nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Bulb or stem nematodesDitylenchus spp.
Burrowing nematodeRadopholus similis
Burrowing nematodesRadopholus spp.
Cabbage cyst nematodeHeterodera cruciferae
Cabbage nematodeHeterodera cruciferae
Cabbage root nematodeHeterodera cruciferae
Cactus cyst nematodeCactodera cacti
Cajanus cyst nematodeHeterodera cajani
California dagger nematodeXiphinema index
California meadow nematodePratylenchus neglectus
California root-lesion nematodePratylenchus neglectus
California sessile nematodeCacopaurus epacris
Camel thorn cyst nematodeHeterodera oxiana
Camellia root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne camelliae
Canadian root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne microtyla
Carnation pin nematodeParatylenchus curvitatus
Carnation pin nematodeParatylenchus dianthus
Carolina spiral nematodeScutellonema brachyurum
Carrot cyst nematodeHeterodera carotae
Carrot root nematodeHeterodera carotae
Cereal cyst nematodeHeterodera avenae
Cereal cyst nematodeHeterodera latipons
Cereal root nematodeHeterodera avenae
Cereal root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne nassi
Cereals root eelwormHeterodera major
Cereals root nematodeHeterodera avenae
Chamber's dagger nematodeXiphinema chambersi
Christie's spiral nematodeScutellonema christiei
Christie's stubby root nematodeTrichodorus christiei
Chrysanthemum foliar nematodeAphelenchoides ritzemabosi
Chrysanthemum leaf nematodeAphelenchoides ritzemabosi
Chrysanthemum nematodeAphelenchoides ritzemabosi
Citrus nematodeTylenchulus semipenetrans
Citrus ring nematodeCriconemoides citri
Citrus root nematodeTylenchulus semipenetrans
Citrus root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne indica
Citrus spine nematodeCriconema civellae
Clover cyst nematodeHeterodera trifolii
Clover root nematodeHeterodera trifolii
Clover stem nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Cobb's awl nematodeDolichodorus heterocephalous
Cobb's lance nematodeHoplolaimus galeatus
Cobb's meadow nematodePratylenchus penetrans
Cobb's ring nematodeCriconemoides simile
Cobb's root lesion nematodePratylenchus penetrans
Cobb's root-knot nematodeNacobbus batatiformis
Cobb's spiral nematodeHelicotylenchus multicinctus
Cobb's stubby root nematodeTrichodorus primitivus
Coconut nematodeRhadinaphelenchus cocophilus
Coconut palm nematodeRhadinaphelenchus cocophilus
Cocopalm nematodeRhadinaphelenchus cocophilus
Coffee meadow nematodePratylenchus coffeae
Coffee root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne exigua
Coffee root-lesion nematodePratylenchus coffeae
Columbia nematodeHoplolaimus columbus
Columbia root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne chitwoodi
Corn cyst nematodeHeterodera zeae
Corn meadow nematodePratylenchus zeae
Corn root-lesion nematodePratylenchus zeae
Cotton root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne incognita acrita
Cowpea cyst nematodeHeterodera vigni
Crown-headed lance nematodeHoplolaimus tylenchiformis
Currant nematodeAphelenchoides ribes
Cyperuscyst nematodeHeterodera mothi
Cyst nematodesGlobodera spp.
Cyst nematodesHeterodera spp.
Cyst-forming nematodesHeterodera spp.
Cystoid body nematodesMeloidoderita spp.
Cystoid nematodesMeloidodera spp.
Dagger nematodesXiphinema spp.
De Man's meadow nematodePratylenchus pratensis
De Man's root-lesion nematodePratylenchus pratensis
Dock cyst nematodeHeterodera rosii
Douglas Fir nematodeNacobbodera chitwoodi
Ear-cockle nematodeAnguina tritici
Estonian cyst nematodeCactodera estonica
Eucalypt cystoid nematodeCryphodera eucalypti
European dagger nematodeXiphinema diversicaudatum
False root-knot nematode of sugar beetsNacobbus batatiformis
False root-knot nematodeNacobbus spp.
Fern nematodeAphelenchoides fragariae
Fern nematodeAphelenchoides olesistus
Fescue leaf gall nematodeAnguina graminis
Ficuscyst nematodeHeterodera fici
Fig cyst nematodeHeterodera fici
Fig pin nematodeParatylenchus hamatus
Fig spine nematodeCriconema decalineatum
Foliar nematodesAphelenchoides spp.
Galeopsis cyst nematodeHeterodera galeopsidis
Galeopsis root nematodeHeterodera galeopsidis
Gall-forming nematodesMeloidogyne spp.
Godfrey's meadow nematodePratylenchus brachyurus
Godfrey's root-lesion nematodePratylenchus brachyurus
Gold-plated nematodeGlobodera rostochiensis
Golden nematodeGlobodera rostochiensis
Golden nematode of potatoGlobodera rostochiensis
Grass cyst nematodePunctodera punctata
Grass root-gall nematodeSubanguina radicicola
Grass sheath nematodeHemicycliophora similis
Grass spiral nematodeHelicotylenchus erythrinae
Great root nematodeHeterodera avenae
Hairy-gall nematodeNacobbus batatiformis
Heart-shaped cyst nematodeHeterodera cardiolata
Hop cyst nematodeHeterodera humuli
Hop nematodeHeterodera humuli
Hop root nematodeHeterodera humuli
Horsenettle cyst nematodeGlobodera tabacum virginiae
Indian root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne brevicauda
Iris nematodeDitylenchus destructor
Japanese cyst nematodeHeterodera elachista
Javanese root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne javanica
Kansas cyst nematodeHeterodera longicolla
Kidney-shaped nematodeRotylenchulus reniformis
Kikuyu grass nematodeMeloidogyne kikuyuensis
Knapweed nematodeMesoanguina picridis
Knawel cyst nematodeHeterodera scleranthii
Knotweed cyst nematodeCactodera weissi
Kona coffee root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne konaensis
Lance nematodesHoplolaimus spp.
Lesion nematodesPratylenchus spp.
Lespedeza cyst nematodeHeterodera lespedezae
Lucerne cyst nematodeHeterodera medicaginis
Maple root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne ovalis
Meadow nematodesPratylenchus spp. 
Mediterranean cereal cyst nematodeHeterodera latipons
Milfoil cyst nematodeGlobodera millefolii
Motha cyst nematodeHeterodera mothi
Mushroom nematodeAphelenchoides composticola
Mushroom spawn nematodeDitylenchus myceliophagus
Needle nematodesLongidorous spp.
Nettle cyst nematodeHeterodera urticae
Nigerian dagger nematodeXiphinema nigeriense
Northern root-knot nematode Meloidogyne hapla
Nutgrass cyst nematodeHeterodera cyperi
Oak root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne querciana
Oak sheathoid nematodeHemicriconemoides biformis
Oat cyst nematodeHeterodera avenae
Oat cyst nematodeHeterodera major
Oat nematodeHeterodera avenae
Oat root nematodeHeterodera avenae
Onion stem nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Osborne's cyst nematodeGlobodera tabacum solanacearum
Pacific dagger nematodeXiphinema radicicola
Pea cyst nematodeHeterodera goettingiana
Pea root eelwormHeterodera goettingiana
Pea root nematodeHeterodera goettingiana
Peanut root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne arenaria
Persian sessile nematodeCacopaurus pestis
Phlox stem nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Pigeon pea cyst nematodeHeterodera cajani
Pin nematodesParatylenchus spp.
Pine cystoid nematodeMeloidodera floridensis
Pine sheathoid nematodeHemicriconemoides floridensis
Pine sting nematodeBelonolaimus gracilis
Pine wood nematodeBursaphelenchus xylophilus
Potato cyst eelwormGlobodera rostochiensis
Potato cyst nematodeGlobodera pallida
Potato cyst nematodeGlobodera rostochiensis
Potato nematodeGlobodera rostochiensis
Potato root eelwormGlobodera rostochiensis
Potato root nematodeGlobodera rostochiensis
Potato rot nematodeDitylenchus destructor
Potato tuber eelwormDitylenchus destructor
Potato tuber nematodeDitylenchus destructor
Pseudo root-knot nematodeHypsoperine graminis
Ramie pin nematodeParatylenchus elachistus
Red ring nematodeRhadinaphelenchus cocophilus
Reniform nematodeRotylenchulus reniformis
Reniform nematodesRotylenchulus spp.
Rice blind root nematodesHirschmanniella spp.
Rice cyst nematodeHeterodera oryzae 
Rice nematodeAphelenchoides oryzae
Rice root nematodeHirschmanniella oryzae
Rice root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne graminicola
Rice stem nematodeDitylenchus angustus
Rice stunt nematodeTylenchorhynchus martini
Rice white-tip nematodeAphelenchoides besseyi
Rice-root nematode Radopholus oryzae
Ring nematodesCriconema spp.
Ring nematodesCriconemoides spp.
Root nematodesHeterodera spp.
Root nematodesHirschmanniella spp.
Root-gall nematodesMeloidogyne spp.
Root-knot nematodesMeloidogyne spp.
Root-lesion nematodesPratylenchus spp.
Round cystoid nematodeThecavermiculatus andinus
Rubber cyst nematodeHeterodera fici
Rumex cyst nemtodeHeterodera rumicis
Scribner's lesion nematodePratylenchus scribneri
Scribner's meadow nematodePratylenchus scribneri
Scribner's root-lesion nematodePratylenchus scribneri
Sedge cyst nematodeHeterodera cyperi
Seed gall nematodeAfrina wevelli
Seed gall nematodesAnguina spp.
Seed-gall nematodeAnguina tritici
Seinhorst's stubby root nematodeTrichodorus pachydermis
Sessile nematodesCacopaurus spp.
Seville root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne hispanica
Sheath nematodesHemicycliophora spp.
Sheathoid nematodesHemicriconemoides spp.
Shoot gall nematodesAnguina spp.
Smooth-headed lesion nematodePratylenchus brachyurus
Smooth-headed meadow nematodePratylenchus leiocephalus
Smooth-headed nematodePratylenchus brachyurus
Sorghum root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne acronea
Sour paste nematodePanagrellus redivivus
South African pin nematodeParatylenchus curvitatus
Southern root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne incognita
Sowthistle cyst nematodeHeterodera sonchophila
Soybean cyst nematodeHeterodera glycines
Spear nematodesDorylaimus spp.
Spine nematodesCriconema spp.
Spiral nematodesHelicotylenchus spp.
Spiral nematodesRotylenchus spp.
Spiral nematodesScutellonema spp.
Spring crimp nematodeAphelenchoides fragariae
Spring dwarf nematodeAphelenchoides besseyi
Steiner's spiral nematodeHelicotylenchus dihystera
Stem gall nematodePterotylenchus cecidogenus
Stem nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Sting nematodeBelonolaimus gracilis
Sting nematodeBelonolaimus longicaudatus
Sting nematodesBelonolaimus spp.
Strawberry bud nematodeAphelenchoides besseyi
Strawberry bud nematodeAphelenchoides fragariae
Strawberry foliar nematodeAphelenchoides fragariae
Strawberry nematodeAphelenchoides fragariae
Stubby root nematodeTrichodorus christiei
Stubby root nematodeTrichodorus kurumeensis
Stubby root nematodesParatrichodorus spp.
Stubby root nematodesTrichodorus spp.
Stunt nematodeTylenchorhynchus claytoni
Stunt nematodesTylenchorhynchus spp.
Stylet nematodesTylenchorhynchus spp.
Sugar beet cyst nematodeHeterodera schachtii
Sugar beet nematodeHeterodera schachtii
Sugar cane cyst nematodeHeterodera sacchari
Sugar cane cyst nematodeHeterodera schachtii
Sugar cane stylet nematodeTylenchorhynchus martini
Summer dwarf nematodeAphelenchoides fragariae
Sycamore root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne platani
Tadzhik cyst nematodeHeterodera tadshikistanica
Tadzhik cystoid nematodeMeloidodera tadshikistanica
Tadzhik root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne tadshikistanica
Tarjan's sheath nematodeHemicycliophora parvana
Tea root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne brevicauda
Teasel nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Tesselate stylet nematodeTylenchorhynchus claytoni
Thames' root-knot nematodeMeloidogyne thamesi
Thorne's cyst nematodeCactodera thornei
Thorne's lance nematodeRotylenchus uniformis
Thorne's meadow nematodePratylenchus thornei
Thorne's needle nematodeLongidorus sylphus
Thorne's root-lesion nematodePratylenchus thornei
Tobacco cyst nematodeGlobodera tabacum
Tobacco stunt nematodeTylenchorhynchus claytoni
Tulip root nematodeDitylenchus dipsaci
Turf spiral nematodeRotylenchus christiei
Turkmen cyst nematodeHeterodera turcomanica
Ustinov cyst nematodeHeterodera ustinovi
Valentine cyst nematodeHeterodera cardiolata
Vinegar eelsTurbatrix aceti
Vinegar nematodeTurbatrix aceti
Walnut meadow nematodePratylenchus vulnus
Walnut root-lesion nematodePratylenchus vulnus
Walnut sessile nematodeCacopaurus pestis
Wesson's sheathoid nematodeHemicriconemoides wessoni
West African spiral nematodeScutellonema blaberum
Wheat cyst nematodeHeterodera latipons
Wheat gall nematodeAnguina tritici
White-tip nematodeAphelenchoides besseyi
Willow cyst nematodeHeterodera salixophila
Yam nematodeScutellonema bradys
Yarrow cyst nematodeGlobodera achilleae
Zimmerman's spiral nematodeHelicotylenchus erythrinae
Zoysia spine nematodeCriconema spinalineatum

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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