Species Factsheet

Anguillicola crassus


Complete name: Anguillicola crassus Kuwahara, Niimi & Itagaki 1974
Taxonomy: Nematoda » Nematoda » Secernentea » Spirurida » Anguillicolidae » Anguillicola crassus
Authors: Dan Minchin
Last updated: January 7th, 2008

Common Names

Eel swim-bladder nematode.


Anguillicola crassus

Short Description

This is a parasite nematode often 3cm in length that can only be noticed by opening up the body cavity of the freshwater eel. It has a large girth and a transparent outer skin that allows the inner organs to be seen.