Trypanorhyncha (Redirected from Trypanorhynch)

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Nybelinia basimegacantha[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Cestoda
Subclass: Eucestoda
Order: Trypanorhyncha
Suborders and families

Trypanorhyncha is an order of cestodes, a type of flatworm.

Some species infect gamefish, such as sciaenids, during the parasitic worm's plerocercoid stage, and are commonly called spaghetti worm because of their appearance, approximating cooked spaghetti. Such species include Poecilancistrium caryophyllum and Pseudogrillotia pleistacantha.



  1. ^ Beveridge, Ian; Bray, Rodney A.; Cribb, Thomas H.; Justine, Jean-Lou (2014). "Diversity of trypanorhynch metacestodes in teleost fishes from coral reefs off eastern Australia and New Caledonia". Parasite. 21: 60. doi:10.1051/parasite/2014060. ISSN 1776-1042. PMC 4234045. PMID 25402635. open access

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