Nematoda are a Phylum of Kingdom Animalia under Sub-Kingdom Eumetazoa that consists of parasitic roundworms.

Characteristic FeaturesEdit

  • Long, narrow bodies
  • Bilateral body symmetry
  • Protective cuticle
  • Simple digestive system
  • Parasitic and Cryobiotic

Further Classification GroupsEdit

  • Class: Chromadorea
  • Class: Enoplea
  • Class: Secernentea
  • Class: Dorylaimea


  • Nematoda are often confused with Platyhelminthes due to the similarities in body structure.