A family of nematode parasites of fish.
Oral opening elongated dorsally
Esophastome with bilateral symmetry
Esophageal lumen reinforced with cuticularized rods
Cucullanus spp are ometimes classified in family Chitwoodchabaudiidae as subfamily Cucullaninae. However, the family designation Cucullanidae is more generally accepted.
Stomal opening of male Cucullanus epinepheli (from Moravec and Justine, 2017).
.Moravec, F. and Justine, J-L. 2017. Two new species of nematode parasites, Cucullanus epinepheli sp. n. (Cucullanidae) and Procamallanus (Spirocamallanus) sinespinis sp. n. (Camallanidae), from marine serranid and haemulid ishes of New Caledonia. Folia Parasitologica 64:011; doi: 10.14411/fp.2017.011
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