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Phylum:  Nematoda
Class:    Chromadorea
Order:    Rhabditida 

Superfamily:  Strongyloidea

Family:  Ancylostomatidae


Ancylostoma Dubini, 1843


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Morphology and Anatomy:

Ancylostoma brasiliense: Female on left, male on right.

Body size range for the species of this genus in the database - Click:
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Life Cycle:

Ancylostoma brasiliense:
Filariform larvae (infective stage) of hookworm.

Larva enters the host either by being swallowed or by burrowing into the skin through hair follicles. 

When it reaches the small intestine of the host, the larva molts a fourth and final time and develops to maturity.

For Ecophysiological Parameters for this genus, click 
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