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Natural enemies of terrestrial molluscs.

Book cover for Natural enemies of terrestrial molluscs.


This book, which contains 15 chapters, draws together the available information on the diversity of organisms that constitute the natural enemies of terrestrial gastropods. In a series of review chapters, it provides an authoritative synthesis of current knowledge and research for predators, parasites and pathogens. This book is for both students and professionals concerned with the conservation o...


Chapter 12 (Page no: 525)

Nematodes (Nematoda) parasitic in terrestrial gastropods.

Notes on the evolution, systematics and diversity of Rhabditidae, Alloionematidae, Angiostomatidae, Cosmocercidae, Alaninematidae, Agfidae, Diplogasteridae and Mermithidae are presented. The nematode pest, host, site of infection in the host and geographic range of the parasite are tabulated. The life cycle of nematodes parasitic in gastropods (larval and adult parasitism), the occurrence and importance of nematodes in gastropod populations (effects of parasitism by one species and interactions between nematodes), and the use of Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita as a biological control agent (including its host range, mass production and formulation, field efficacy, environmental impact and commercial status and prospects) are described.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Avian and mammalian predators of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Allen, J. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 37) Coleoptera (Carabidae, Staphylinidae, Lampyridae, Drilidae and Silphidae) as predators of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Symondson, W. O. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 85) Diptera as predators and parasitoids of terrestrial gastropods, with emphasis on Phoridae, Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae, Muscidae and Fanniidae. Author(s): Coupland, J. B. Barker, G. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 159) Overview of the biology of marsh flies (Diptera: Sciomyzidae), with special reference to predators and parasitoids of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Barker, G. M. Knutson, L. Vala, J. C. Coupland, J. B. Barnes, J. K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 227) Terrestrial planarians (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Terricola) predaceous on terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Winsor, L. Johns, P. M. Barker, G. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 279) Predatory gastropods as natural enemies of terrestrial gastropods and other invertebrates. Author(s): Barker, G. M. Efford, M. G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 405) Millipedes (Diplopoda) and centipedes (Chilopoda) (Myriapoda) as predators of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Barker, G. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 427) Reptilian predators of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Laporta-Ferreira, I. L. Salomão, M. da G.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 483) Heteropteran predation on terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Jackson, R. R. Barrion, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 497) Gastropod predation in spiders (Araneae). Author(s): Pollard, S. D. Jackson, R. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 505) Mites (Acari) parasitic and predaceous on terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Fain, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 559) Ciliophoran (Ciliophora) parasites of terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): As, J. G. van Basson, L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 579) Microsporidia (Microspora) parasitic in terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Selman, B. J. Jones, A. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 599) Bacterial and non-microbial diseases in terrestrial gastropods. Author(s): Raut, S. K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30 016, 34988 Montferrier sur Lez Cedex, France.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2004
  • ISBN
  • 0851993192
  • Record Number
  • 20043115152