Domain: Eukaryota--Multicellular, heterotrophic, nucleus Another example of a eukaryote
Kingdom: Metazoa--Animals, lack rigid cell walls
Phylum: Nematoda--Psuedoceolom, lack cilia
Class: Secernentea--almost exclusively terrestrial, no caudal glands
Order: Spirurida--collapsed stoma, use vertebrate as host, invertebrate as intermediate
Family: Filariidae--living in blood of vertebrate, transferred by insect bite
Genus: Wuchereria--enclosed in a characteristic sheath, males smaller than females
Species: Wuchereria bancrofti