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Secernenteans: Secernentea

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Secernenteans live all over the world.


Most secernenteans live in plant and animal hosts in all types of land habitats. They are rarely found in the sea or in freshwater habitats. Species that are not parasites often live in the soil.


Secernenteans feed on blood, body fluid, intestinal contents, and mucus in their hosts. They eat bacteria, fungi, and other growths in the soil.

Secernenteans are not considered threatened or endangered.

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