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Anisakis simplex larva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Spiruria
Order: Ascaridida
Family: Anisakidae

Several, see text

Anisakidae is a family of intestinal roundworms. They are also called the marine ascarids. The larvae of these worms can cause anisakiasis when ingested by humans, but do not reproduce except in marine mammals or seabirds.

Selected genera

  • Anisakis
  • Contracaecum Railliet & Henry, 1912
  • Goezia Zeder, 1800
  • Heterotyphlum Spaul, 1927
  • Paranisakis Baylis, 1923
  • Phocanema
  • Phocascaris Höst, 1932
  • Pseudoterranova Layman & Borovkova, 1926
  • Raphidascaroides Yamaguti, 1941
  • Raphidascaris Railiet & Henry, 1915
  • Sulcascaris Hartwich, 1957
  • Terranova Leiper et Atkinson, 1914
  • Thynnascaris Dollfus, 1933

See also



Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Nematoda
Classis: Chromadorea
Ordo: Rhabditida
Subordo: Spirurina
Infraordo: Ascaridomorpha
Familia: Anisakidae
Genera: Anisakis - Contracaecum - Goezia - Heterotyphlum - Ophidascaris - Paranisakis - Phocanema - Phocascaris - Pseudoterranova - Rhaphidascaris - Raphidascaroides - Sulcascaris - Terranova - Thynnascaris


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