Fish Nematode Huffmanela spp. (Enoplea: Trichinellida: Trichosomoididae)
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Gillett-Kaufman, Jennifer Lynn, and Fauve Wilson. 2021. “Fish Nematode Huffmanela Spp. (Enoplea: Trichinellida: Trichosomoididae): EENY744/IN1276, 1/2020”. EDIS 2021 (2). Gainesville, FL:4.


Huffmanela is a genus of parasitic nematodes in the family Trichosomoididae. Huffmanela species infest only one freshwater fish species and a small number­­ of saltwater fishes. They commonly affect many tissues in particular the swim bladder, gut mucosa, skin, and musculature (Carballo and Navone 2007).
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Huffman D. G. Personal communication, 26 July 2019.

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Justine J., and T. Iwaki. 2014. "Huffmanela hamo sp. n. (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae: Huffmanelinae) from the dagger-tooth pike conger Muraenesox cinereus off Japan." Folia Parasitologica 61: 267-271.

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Moravec F., and F. Garibaldi. 2000. "Huffmanela paronai sp. n. (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae), a new parasite from the skin of swordfish Xiphias gladius in the Ligurian Sea (Western Mediterranean)." Folia Parasitologica 47: 309-313.

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