Muspiceoidea

Muspiceoidea

[myüs‚pī·sē′ȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of parasitic nematodes in the order Dioctophymatida, distinguished by a greatly reduced neurosensory structure, the absence of (except in one species) amphids and cephalic papillae, and, in females, a reduced digestive tube; males have never been reported.
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The nematode belongs to the superfamily Muspiceoidea. According to Dr Dave Spratt, a parasitologist at CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology, this is an odd assortment of worms that turns up in some very strange places.
Spratt says that while all species in Muspiceoidea exhibit some bizarre characteristics, the new nematode is particularly unusual.