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Anisakis simplex larva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Spiruria
Order: Ascaridida
Family: Anisakidae
Skrjabin & Karokhin, 1945

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The Anisakidae are a family of intestinal nematodes (roundworms). The larvae of these worms can cause anisakiasis when ingested by humans, in raw or insufficiently cooked fish.

List of genera[edit]

List of genera according to WorMs [1]


  1. ^ Shamsi, S. (2015). Anisakidae Skrjabin & Karokhin, 1945. In: Guilini, K.; Bezerra, T.N.; Deprez, T.; Fonseca, G.; Holovachov, O.; Leduc, D.; Miljutin, D.; Moens, T.; Sharma, J.; Smol, N.; Tchesunov, A.; Mokievsky, V.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M. (2016) NeMys: World Database of Free-Living Marine Nematodes. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2016-08-03

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