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Spirurida

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Spirurida is an order of spirurian nematodes. Like all nematodes, they have neither a circulatory nor a respiratory system.

Some Spirurida, like the genus Gongylonema, can cause disease in humans. One such disease is a skin infection with Spirurida larvae, called "creeping disease".

Systematics

The Camallanida are sometimes included herein as a suborder, and the Drilonematida are sometimes placed here as a superfamily. There are doubts about the internal systematics of the Spirurida, and some groups placed herein might belong to other spirurian or even secernentean lineages.[1]

The following superfamilies are at least provisionally placed in the Spirurida:

References

Citations

  1. ^ ToL (2002)

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Spirurida: Brief Summary

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Spirurida is an order of spirurian nematodes. Like all nematodes, they have neither a circulatory nor a respiratory system.

Some Spirurida, like the genus Gongylonema, can cause disease in humans. One such disease is a skin infection with Spirurida larvae, called "creeping disease".

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