Eoacanthocephala

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Eoacanthocephala
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Acanthocephala
Class: Eoacanthocephala
Orders

Gyracanthocephala
Neoechinorhynchida

Eoacanthocephala is a class of parasitic worms, within the phylum Acanthocephala. They feed on any aquatic cold-blooded creature such as turtles and fish. The only reliable way to identify the group is that they only have one cement gland. This is a primitive characteristic and hence the name.