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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Acanthocephala
Class: Archiacanthocephala
Order: Moniliformida
Family: Moniliformidae
Genus: Moniliformis

Moniliformis is a genus of parasitic worm, from the family Moniliformidae.[1]

Although unusual, human infection by Moniliformis moniliformis has been observed in the United States[2] and Iran.[3] Infection is known as acanthocephaliasis.[2] Contains the following species:


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  3. ^ Salehabadi, A. .; Mowlavi, G. .; Sadjjadi, S. . (2008). "Human infection with Moniliformis moniliformis (Bremser 1811) (Travassos 1915) in Iran: another case report after three decades". Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 8 (1): 101–103. doi:10.1089/vbz.2007.0150. PMID 18237263. 
  4. ^ Amin, Omar M.; Heckmann, Richard A.; Osama, Mohammed; Evans, R. Paul (2016). "Morphological and molecular descriptions of Moniliformis saudi sp. n. (Acanthocephala: Moniliformidae) from the desert hedgehog, Paraechinus aethiopicus (Ehrenberg) in Saudi Arabia, with a key to species and notes on histopathology". Folia Parasitologica. 63. doi:10.14411/fp.2016.014. ISSN 0015-5683.  open access publication – free to read