LIST OF AVAILABLE CAENORHABDITIS SPECIES and the state of their genome projects

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01 Sep 2016 The Blaxter lab website has moved to 01 July 2015: The Blaxter lab, with support from Edinburgh Genomics, has sequenced 18 further species and launched the Caenorhabditis Genomes Project, see There is a BLAST server for the new genome data in Edinburgh and the new raw and preliminary assemblies can be downloaded from the Blaxter lab FTP site.
Species name species number Reference strain Reproduction Collector Location Date Isolated by Phylogenetic affiliation Geographic distribution and available isolates (lab) Inbred strain Genome project see the Blaxter lab project page
angaria 3 PS1010 F/M 1990 Drosophilae super-group, Angaria group 3 isolates from Florida USA - Mortazavi et al. 2010 Genome Research, @Wormbase
brenneri 4 F/M Elegans group tropical, ~30 isolates (Felix, Cutter, Braendle) PB2801, VX223-225, VX227 Wash U, @Wormbase; VX strains sequenced but not yet assembled (Cutter lab); RNA seq for 10 isolates
briggsae # AF16 H/M Elegans group world-wide distribution, 100s of isolates N.A. Stein et al. 2003 PLoS Biology, @Wormbase; 37 wild isolates sequenced 30x (Cutter lab)
drosophilae # DF5077 F/M Drosophilae group rotting saguaro cactus in Arizona, a few isolates DF5112
elegans # N2 H/M Elegans group world-wide (mostly temperate) distribution, 100s of isolates N.A. C. elegans Sequencing Consortium 1998 Science, @Wormbase
japonica # F/M Elegans super-group, Japonica group isolates from Japan (Yoshiga/Cutter) DF5080 Wash U, @Wormbase
plicata # SB355 F/M Blaxter, preliminary assembly available. High proportion of bacterial DNA. Has been reprepared in Felix lab.
remanei # F/M Elegans group USA/Canada, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, 100s of isolates PB4641, PX356, PX349 Wash U, @Wormbase; PX strains sequenced and assembled (ms in review, Phillips/Cutter labs); approx 35 wild isolates sequenced
monodelphis 1 SB341 F/M J. Raschka Berlin, Germany 2001 W. Sudhaus base of Caenorhabditis A second isolate from Norway (Félix) JU1667 Blaxter assembly v1 Slos et al. BMC Zool. 2017
sp. 2 2 DF5070 F/M S. Wirth Corsica, France Oct 2001 W. Sudhaus Drosophilae group, sister of C. drosophilae 1 single isolate
sinica 5 F/M M.-A. Félix Chengyang, Guangxi, China 6 May 2005 M.-A. Félix Briggsae subgroup Isolates from China, Vietnam (Cutter, Ailion, Félix) JU800 Cutter/Blaxter, @Wormbase
portoensis 6 EG4788 F/M M. Ailion, A.-J. Rodrigues Amares, Portugal 28 Mar 2007 M. Ailion Drosophilae super group Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland (Ailion, Félix, Braendle) EG5626 sent to Blaxter
afra 7 JU1199 F/M M. Herrmann Begoro, Ghana Jun 2007 M.-A. Félix Japonica group 2 isolates from West Africa (Félix) JU1286 Wash U CONTAMINATED. Resequenced by Blaxter, assembly v1
sp. 8 8 QX1182 F/M M. Rockman Backyard of 93 Mercer St., Jersey City, NJ, USA 28 Jul 2007 M. Rockman Angaria group Isolates from USA (Fitch), Europe (Braendle, Félix), Canada (Rockman) ongoing using TGM13 (K. Kiontke)
nigoni 9 JU1325 F/M M.-A. Félix Trivandrum Zoo, Kerala, India 21 Dec 2007 M.-A. Félix Briggsae subgroup, sister of briggsae Various wet tropical places from Yucatan to Singapore (Ailion, Félix, Inoue) JU1422 (Wash U: contaminated genomic, cDNAs OK) Resequenced by Barbara Meyer
doughertyi 10 JU1333 F/M M.-A. Félix Angela Spice Garden, Kerala, India 27 Dec 2007 M.-A. Félix Brenneri subgroup 6 isolates from South India JU1771 Blaxter, sequenced, preliminary assembly available; RNA seq for JU1328 & JU1333
tropicalis 11 JU1373 H/M V. Robert, L. Sablé Saint-Benoît, La Réunion Jan 2008 M.-A. Félix Brenneri subgroup Common in tropical regions (not so far on the African continent, one in Asia) N.A. Wash U, @Wormbase
castelli 12 JU1426 F/M P. Châtelet Nouragues Forest, French Guiana May 2008 M.-A. Félix Angaria group Several isolates from French Guiana (Félix, Braendle, Cutter) JU1956 Blaxter, sequenced
virilis 13 JU1528 F/M M.-A. Félix Orsay apple orchard 9 Sep 2008 M.-A. Félix Drosophilae super group Several isolates from two locations in France JU1968 Blaxter assembly v1
imperialis 14 EG5716 F/M D. Ailion Moorea, French Polynesia 24 Jul 2009 M. Ailion Japonica group also Polynesia, Guadeloupe (Félix, Braendle) EG5942-EG5947 sent to Blaxter
kamaaina 15 QG122 F/M M. Rockman Near Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii, USA 2 Aug 2009 M. Rockman Elegans super group Kauai and Maui, 2 isolates QG2076, QG2077 under assembly, Rockman
wallacei 16 JU1873 F/M J.-B. Pénigault Sanda Center, Bali, Indonesia 11 Nov 2009 J.-B. Pénigault Brenneri subgroup 2 isolates from Indonesia (Félix) JU1898 Blaxter preliminary assembly available, Erich Schwarz PacBio
nouraguensis 17 JU1825 F/M C. Braendle, M.-A. Félix Nouragues Forest, French Guiana 21 Nov 2009 C. Braendle, M.-A. Félix Japonica group Many isolates from French Guiana JU2079 Blaxter, preliminary assembly available ; additional strains sequenced also
macrosperma 18 JU1857 F/M C. Braendle, M.-A. Félix Nouragues Forest, French Guiana 23 Nov 2009 C. Braendle, M.-A. Félix Japonica group A few isolates from Nouragues, French Guiana JU2083 Blaxter, preliminary assembly available
yunquensis 19 EG6142 F/M S. Dalton El Yunque, Puerto Rico 28 Mar 2010 S. Dalton, M. Ailion Japonica group Puerto Rico XZ1517-XZ1520 sent to Blaxter
guadeloupensis 20 NIC113 F/M C. Braendle Soufrière Forest trail, Guadeloupe Mar 2010 C. Braendle Drosophilae supergroup Guadeloupe Blaxter, preliminary assembly available
sp. 21 21 NIC134 F/M C. Gimond Island of Sainte Marie, Madagascar Dec 2010 C. Braendle base of Caenorhabditis Also Polynesia, Thailand and Caribbean (Félix) NIC534 Blaxter, preliminary assembly available
latens 23 VX88 F/M G.-X. Wang Jiufeng Village, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China 27 Oct 2009 G.-X. Wang Briggsae subgroup, sister of C. remanei Several isolates from China (Cutter) PX534, PX573, PX574, PX580 under assembly, Cutter/Phillips
sp. 24 24 QG555 F/M A. Paaby Santa Barbara, USA July 2011 A. Paaby Angaria group, sister of sp. 8 Isolates from California, Panama, Mexico (Rockman, Félix)
sp. 25 25 ZF1222 F/M A. Seah, T. Inoue Singapore 3 Sep 2011 T. Inoue Japonica group 2 isolates from Singapore ongoing (Inoue)
sp. 26 26 JU2161 F/M M.-A. Félix Zanzibar, Tanzania 9 Mar 2012 M.-A. Félix Briggsae subgroup, close relative of C. sinica 5 isolates from Zanzibar JU2190 Blaxter, preliminary assembly available
sp. 27 27 QX2263 F/M Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 Mar 2012 E. Andersen Drosophilae supergroup, sister of portoensis Argentina
sp. 28 28 QG702 F/M M. Rockman Barro Colorado Island, Panama 23 Apr 2012 M. Rockman Japonica group several isofemale lines from Panama QG2080, QG2081 under assembly, Rockman
sp. 29 29 QG704 F/M M. Rockman Barro Colorado Island, Panama 25 Apr 2012 M. Rockman Japonica group, sister of nouraguensis many isofemale lines from Panama QG2082, QG2083 under assembly, Rockman
sp. 30 30 DF5152 F/M Gallon Jug, Belize 15 Nov 2012 K. Kiontke Drosophilae subgroup 4 isofemale lines from Belize ongoing (K. Kiontke)
sp. 31 31 JU2469 F/M Madre de Dios, Peru Jan 2013 L. Frézal May branch basally within the "Elegans" supergroup, see Slos et al. 2 isolates from Peru JU2585 Blaxter, preliminary assembly available
sp. 32 32 SB454 F/M East Africa? Feb 2013 W. Sudhaus Japonica group, sister of afra 1 isolate, from the gut of the millipede Archispirostreptus gigas JU2788 Blaxter assembly v1
sp. 33 33 BRC20065 F/M J. Wang Taiwan 24 May 2012 J. Wang Briggsae subgroup 1 isolate from Taiwan BRC20066 planned by J. Wang
sp. 34 34 NK74SC F/M N. Kanzaki Ishigaki Island, Japan May 2013 N. Kanzaki Elegans supergroup, with C. sp. 35 sister of C. elegans 1 isolate from Japan. Associated with fig wasps and Ficus septica started by N. Kanzaki and collaborators
sp. 35 35 DF5171 F/M Banda Ache, Indonesia Aug 2013 N. Kanzaki Elegans supergroup, with C. sp. 34 sister of C. elegans 2 Isolates from Indonesia, associated with Ficus hispida
sp. 36 36 NK02NV F/M N. Kanzaki Tokyo, Japan Apr 2013 N. Kanzaki Japonica group 1 isolate from Japan. Associated with the weevil Niphades variegatus
sp. 37 37 NIC394 F/M C. Braendle, A. Cutter, R. Jovelin, N. Callemeyn Nouragues National Reserve, French Guiana 18 Apr 2013 C. Braendle Angaria group 1 isolate from French Guiana
sp. 38 38 JU2745 F/M F. Besnard Guadeloupe (Basse Terre) 09 June 2014 F. Besnard Angaria group 1 isolate from Guadeloupe JU2809 Blaxter assembly v1
sp. 39 39 NIC564 F/M C. Braendle Dominica 13 May 2014 C. Braendle Japonica group 1 isolate from Dominique Blaxter, sequenced
sp. 40 40 JU2774 F/M J.-B. Pénigault Danbulla, Australia 08 August 2014 L. Frézal Briggsae subgroup, close relative of C. sinica 5 isolates from Australia, in fresh or rotting figs JU2818 Blaxter assembly v1
sp. 41 41 BRC20276 F/M Salomon Islands October 2014 J. Wang Briggsae subgroup, sister species of C. sp. 40 2 isolates from Salomon Islands
sp. 42 42 NIC1040 F/M C. Braendle/A. Cutter Nouragues Forest, French Guiana August 2014 C. Braendle Drosophilae super group one isolate from French Guiana
sp. 43 43 NIC1070 F/M C. Gosse Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico 17 October 2014 C. Braendle Drosophilae super group 2 isolates from Mexico; in orange berries
sp. 44 44 BRC20300 F/M Shihting mountain near Taipei City, Taiwan Dec 2014 J. Wang sister species of C. brenneri one isolate from Taiwan; in flowers
sp. 45 45 NIC759 F/M C. Braendle Sylvania, Dominica 16 May 2014 C. Braendle sister species of C. guadeloupensis one isolate from Dominica; in Cecropia fruit
sp. 46 46 NIC1120 F/M C. Braendle Macchu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru 7 April 2015 C. Braendle Japonica group one isolate from Peru
sp. 47 47 NIC1127 F/M C. Braendle Tambopata region, Amazon, Peru 7 April 2015 C. Braendle Angaria group one isolate from Peru
sp. 48 48 BRC20359 F/M J. Wang Khao Yai National park, Thailand 4 May 2015 J. Wang sister of C. brenneri one isolate from Thailand
sp. 49 49 BRC20376 F/M J. Wang? Solomon Islands  ? J. Wang? Japonica group? one isolate Solomon Islands
sp. 50 50 BRC20387 F/M Dai near Taipei City, Taiwan 18 October 2015 J. Wang Elegans supergroup two isolates from Taiwan
sp. 51 51 QG2915 F/M M. Rockman Australia 2017 M. Rockman Elegans supergroup one isolate from Australia
sp. 52 52 QG2933 F/M M. Rockman Australia 2017 M. Rockman Drosophilae supergroup one isolate from Australia
sp. 53 53 ECA821 F/M E. Andersen Oahu, Hawaii 2017 T. Crombie sister of C. kamaaina several isolates from Oahu and Kauai

Species numbers are assigned by Karin Kiontke, NYU.

Published phylogeny, up to sp. 21:

Published phylogeny from Kiontke et al. 2011 with species names from Félix, Braendle & Cutter 2014

Updated phylogeny, up to sp. 32:

2017 phylogeny of a subset of species, based on their genome sequences by Slos et al.