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Toxocara cati
Adults of T. cati
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Order: Ascaridida
Family: Toxocaridae
Genus: Toxocara
Species: T. cati
Binomial name
Toxocara cati
(Zeder, 1800)

Toxocara cati (synonym Toxocara mystax, common name feline roundworm) is worldwide distributed parasite of cats and other felids and it is one of the most common nematode of cats. Adult worms are localised in gut of the host. In adult cats, the infection is usually asymptomatic. However, massive infection in juvenile cats can be fatal.

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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
Superfamilia: Ascaridoidea
Familia: Toxocaridae
Genus: Toxocara
Species: Toxocara cati


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