Acuariidae

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Acuariidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
(unranked): Bilateria
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Spiruria
Order: Spirurida
Superfamily: Acuarioidea
Railliet, Henry & Sisoff, 1912
Family: Acuariidae
Railliet, Henry & Sisoff, 1912
Genera

About 40, see text

Synonyms

Acuariidae Seurat, 1913 Spiropteridae Leiper, 1911 Streptocaridae Skrjabin, Sobolev & Ivashkin, 1965

Acuariidae is a family of spirurian nematodes. Like all nematodes, they have neither a circulatory nor a respiratory system. They are the only family in superfamily Acuarioidea, and number about 40 genera and 300 species, most of which are parasites of birds.[1]

Genera[edit]

Several genera, particularly in the Seuratiinae, are monotypic.[1] At least some of them are liable to be invalid.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hallan (2007)

References[edit]

  • Hallan, Joel (ed.) (2007): Family Acuariidae. Version of 2007-AUG-07. Retrieved 2008-NOV-04.