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Parasite140080-fig3 Gastrointestinal parasites in seven primates of the Taï National Park - Helminths Figure 3c.jpg
Egg of Subulura sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Order: Ascaridida
Suborder: Ascaridina
Superfamily: Subuluroidea
Family: Subuluridae
Travassos, 1914

About one dozen, see text

Subuluridae is a family of spirurian nematodes which, together with the two species of Maupasinidae, make up the superfamily Subuluroidea. Like all nematodes, they have neither a circulatory nor a respiratory system.

They number about one dozen genera and somewhat over 100 species, and are parasites of amniotes, chiefly birds and mammals.[1]


Several subfamilies are very small or even monotypic, and might not be valid. Spiruroides might actually belong in the Gongylonematidae, which are not closely related to the Subuluridae as far as Spiruria go.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hallan (2007)


  • Hallan, Joel (ed.) (2007): Family Subuluridae. Version of 2007-AUG-07. Retrieved 2008-NOV-05.