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Features of Nematodes
Characteristic features of Nematodes (roundworms) are as follows:
Shape: Elongated, cylindrical and body is not segmented.
Sexes: Sexes are separate.
Alimentary canal: Gut is complete. Anus is present
Head end: No sucker or hooks. Well developed buccal capsule in some.
Body cavity: Present
Classification of Nematodes according to habitat:
(a) Small Intestine only:
(b) Caecum and appendix:
II Somatic (inside the tissue and organs)-
1. Lymphatic System:
2. Subcutaneous Tissue:
III Intestinal & somatic nematodes
Other diseases caused by Nematodes:
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