The Order Ascaridida is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Suborder (2): Ascaridina · Dioctophymatina
- Infraorder (1): Muscomorpha
- Family (23): Acanthocheilidae · Anisakidae · Ascarididae · Ascaridiidae · Atractidae · Cosmocercidae · Crossophoridae · Cucullanidae · Dioctophymatidae · Goeziidae · Heterakidae · Heterocheilidae · Kathlaniidae · Maupasinidae · Oxyuridae · Quimperiidae · Rhigonematidae · Schneidernematidae · Seuratidae · Soboli phymatidae · Subuluridae · Thelastomatidae · Toxocaridae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 408 species and subspecies in the Order Ascaridida.
Anisakidae is a family of intestinal roundworms. They are also called the marine ascarids. The larvae of these worms can cause anisakiasis when ingested by humans, but do not reproduce except in marine mammals or seabirds. [more]
Ascaridiidae is the name of a family of parasitic nematodes. The family includes roundworms belonging to a single genus Ascaridia. Members are essentially intestinal parasites of gallinaceous birds, including domestic fowl. A. galli is the most prevalent and pathogenic species, especially in domestic fowl. They cause the disease ascaridiasis in birds. [more]
Cosmocercidae is a nematode family in the super family Cosmoceroidea. [more]
Oxyuridae is an family of nematode worms of the class secernentea. It consists of eight genera, one of which contains the human pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis). [more]
Toxocaridae is a zoonotic family of parasitic nematodes that infect canids and felids and which cause toxocariasis in humans (visceral larva migrans and ocular larva migrans). The worms are unable to reproduce in humans. [more]
At least 24 species and subspecies belong to the Family Toxocaridae.
More info about the Family Toxocaridae may be found here.
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