Spirurida

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Spirurida
Dirofilaria immitis larvaMagnification 400X
Dirofilaria immitis larva
Magnification 400X
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Spiruria
Order: Spirurida
Superfamilies

Acuarioidea
Aproctoidea
Diplotriaenoidea
Filarioidea
Gnathostomatoidea
Habronematoidea
Physalopteroidea
Rictularioidea
Spiruroidea
Thelazioidea

Spirurida is an order of spirurian nematodes. Like all their relatives, they have neither a circulatory a or respiratory system.

The Camallanida are sometimes included herein as a suborder, and the Drilonematida are sometimes placed here as a superfamily.

Some Spirurida, like the genus Gongylonema, can cause disease in humans.

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