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Ascarididae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

Taxonomy

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The Family Ascarididae is a member of the Superfamily Ascaridoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Ascarididae:

The Family Ascarididae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Amplicaecum

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Angusticaecum

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Ascaris

Ascaris is a genus of parasitic nematode worms known as the "giant intestinal roundworms". One species, A. suum, typically infects pigs, while another, A. lumbricoides, affects human populations, typically in sub-tropical and tropical areas with poor sanitation. A. lumbricoides is the largest intestinal roundworm and is the most common helminth infection of humans worldwide, an infection known as ascariasis. Infestation can cause morbidity, and sometimes death, by compromising nutritional status, affecting cognitive processes, inducing tissue reactions, such as granuloma, and provoking intestinal obstruction or rectal prolapse. [more]

Baylisascaris

Baylisascaris is a genus of roundworms that infest more than fifty animal species. [more]

Dujardinascaris

Hexametra

Ophidascaris

Paranisakiopsis

Parascaris

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Pseudoterranova

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Seuratascaris

Toxascaris

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At least 3 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Toxascaris.

More info about the Genus Toxascaris may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 01:09:23