Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Nematoda > Class Secernentea > Order Ascaridida > Superfamily Ascaridoidea > Family Anisakidae > Subfamily Anisakinae > Tribe Anisakinea > Genus Anisakis

Anisakis simplex (Rudolphi, 1809)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Ascaris Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AnisakisDujardin, 1845accepted genus name

Species group names

Ascaris simplex Rudolphi, 1809 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: herring worm sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 Polish: anisakis


basis of record

Gibson, D.I. (2001). Nematoda - parasitic, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 174-176

additional source

Brattey, J., and K.J. Clark. 1992. Effect of temperature on egg hatching and survival of larvae of Anisakis simplex B (Nematoda: Ascaridoidea). Canadian Journal of Zoology 70(2): 274-279.

additional source

Brunel, P., L. Bosse, and G. Lamarche. 1998. Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Yeates, G.W. (2009). Nematoda. In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp



External Links

Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF


Gibson, D. (2011). Anisakis simplex (Rudolphi, 1809). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:122889

Dr David Gibson. Anisakis simplex (Rudolphi, 1809). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=391398




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