Anisakidae

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

Several, see text

The Anisakidae are 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.[verification needed]

Selected genera[edit]

See also[edit]

Raphidascaris (Ichthyascaris) etelidis, male tail

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