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Family of large nematode worms (superfamily Heterocheilidae) found in the stomach and intestines of fish-eating birds and marine mammals; infection is acquired by consuming uncooked marine fish; human anisakiasis have been reported primarily in Japan.
See also: Anisakis.
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Infection by Contracaecum rudolphii (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in the Neotropical cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus, and fishes from the estuary of the Valdivia River, Chile.
Contracaecum rudolphii Hartwich, 1964 (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in the cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758) wintering in Baghdad area: a new host record in Iraq.
The diagnosis of acute gastric anisakiasis is usually by endoscopic confirmation, which often reveals the presence of the Anisakidae larvae or mucosal changes such as edema, erosion, ulceration, and hemorrhage.
(Anisakidae family) (Chai et al., 2005; Lymbery & Cheah, 2007), whereas the zoonotic potential of Contracaecum spp.
Some fishes presented more than one parasite species, being found six species of nematodes, Brevimulticaecum sp.; Eustrongylides sp; Contracaecum type I; Contracaecum type II; Contracaecum type III; a few specimens were identified only as larvae of Anisakidae, it was not possible to identify the gender (Table 1).
(Ascaridoidea: Anisakidae), a parasite of the South American sea lion Otaria byronia De Blainville from Chile.
(Nematoda: Anisakidae) from beaked whales of the southern hemisphere: morphological description, genetic relationships between congeners and ecological data.