Dirofilaria immitis

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Heart of a dog infested by Dirofilaria immitis
Heartworm in a heart during surgery

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Filarioidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Classis: Chromadorea
Ordo: Rhabditida
Subordo: Spirurina
Infraordo: Spiruromorpha
Superfamilia: Filarioidea

Familia: Onchocercidae
Genus: Dirofilaria
Species: Dirofilaria immitis

Name[edit]

Dirofilaria immitis (Leidy, 1856)

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Heartworm