Acanthocephalus (animal)

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Acanthocephalus parallelcementglandatus (left) and another Acanthocephalan
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Acanthocephala
Class: Palaeacanthocephala
Order: Echinorhynchida
Family: Echinorhynchidae
Genus: Acanthocephalus
Koelreuter, 1771

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Acanthocephalus is a genus of parasitic worms. One of the species in this genus is Acanthocephalus anguillae (Mueller, 1780), a fish parasite.

Contains the following species: