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UK Risk Register Details for Scutellonema brachyurus

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 11/05/2022, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 11/05/2022

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (with soil)

Common Pathways

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Bulbs or tubers
  • Soil/growing medium
  • Agricultural machinery

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Germany Present under protection
Greece Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present under protection
Sweden Present under protection
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Falkland Islands Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Fiji Present
New Zealand Present
Samoa Present
Tonga Present
South Africa Present
[Kingdom of] eSwatini Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Malawi Present
Mauritius Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Brunei Present
China Present
India Present
Japan Present
Malaysia Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Singapore Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Thailand Present
Central America
Barbados Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Jamaica Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Protected plants

Major Hosts

  • Acer pseudoplatanus L.
  • Aloe L.
  • Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
  • Anthurium Schott.
  • Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop
  • Asparagus officinalis L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
  • Carica papaya L.
  • Citrus maxima (Burman) Merrill
  • Crotalaria L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.
  • Dianthus caryophyllus L.
  • Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
  • Eucalyptus L'Herit.
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Gossypium L.
  • Helianthus annuus L.
  • Hemerocallis L.
  • Hippeastrum Herb.
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Hoya carnosa (L.F.) R.Br.
  • Humulus lupulus L.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Liriodendron tulipifera L.
  • Liriope Lour.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Musa L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Notocactus (K.Schum.) Berger em. Buxb.
  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Passiflora edulis Sims
  • Pinus patula Cham. & Schlecht.
  • Platanus occidentalis L.
  • Polystichum adiantiforme (G.Forst.) J.Sm.
  • Prunus L.
  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Ruscus hypophyllum L.
  • Saccharum officinarum L.
  • Saintpaulia ionantha H.Wendl.
  • Sorghum vulgare Pers.
  • Taxus L.
  • Thevetia peruviana (Persoon) Schumann
  • Thuja L.
  • Trifolium pratense L.
  • Vicia villosa ssp. villosa Roth
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Vitis vinifera L.
  • Zea mays L.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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No statutory action in Great Britain

General Comments

Polyphagous nematode widely distributed, including in parts of Europe. This species can be used as evidence of non-compliance with import requirements for soil and growing media.

Further Information


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Key uncertainty for pest

Impact on important UK hosts.


Current distribution






UK distribution