Trichosomoididae Yorke & Maplestone, 1926
Parasites of fish, especially nematodes of the genus Huffmanela. Members of the family are also reported from crocodiles and mammals.
According to Sardella and Fugassa (2009), the
family Trichosomoididae consists of only four genera of nematode parasites:
Anatrichosoma (in the oral cavity of marsupials), Huffmanela (in the gills and
other organs of sharks), Trichuroides (in the bladder of bats) and
Trichosomoides (in the urinary tract of rodents). However, Huffmanela
spp certainly have a greater host renge among fish than suggested by that
Sardella, M.H., Fugassa, M.H. 2009. Parasites in rodent coprolites from the historical archaeological site Alero Mazquiarán, Chubut Province, Argentina. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 104:37-42.
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