Author: E. Mahdikhani-Moghadam, J. A. A. Bub, S. B. Chery and S. Alvani

Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 0255-7576

Volume: 35 Issue: 1


The survey of soil nematodes of the West Azarbaijan province of Iran revealed the presence of predatory nematodes of the order Mononchida. A total of 36 soil samples were collected in the summer of 2014 from the rhizosphere of stone fruits in different areas of the province. Soil analysis results in the identification of 5 species of mononchid nematodes viz., Anatonchus kashmirensis, A. tridentatus, Clarkus papillatus, Mylonchulus brachyuris and M. paitensis. Among them, A. kashmirensis is recorded for the first time in Iran

Key word: Predatory nematodes, Anatonchus kashmirensis, new record, West Azarbaijan