Aquatic Parasite Observatory

Synhimantus sp. (Railliet et al., 1912)

    • Species Name: Synhimantus sp. (Railliet et al., 1912)
    • Synonyms: None
    • Taxonomy: Animalia, Nematoda, Secernentea, Spirurida, Acuarioidae, Synhimantus sp.
    • Description: Dipelphic. Cordons not enlarged posteriorly. Parasites of terrestrial birds and pelicans (Anderson et al., 2009).
    • Life Cycle: The life cycle is indirect and use a wide range of intermediate hosts (Santoro et al., 2012).
    • Sources:Anderson, R.C., Chabaud, A.G., and Willmott, S. 2009. Keys to the Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates. Archival Volume, p. 383-386.
    • Santoro, M., Mattiucci, S., Nascetti, G., Kinsella, J.M., Prisco, F.D. Troisi, S., D’Alessio, N., Veneziano, V., and Aznar, F.J. 2012. Helminth Communities of Owls (Strigiformes) Indicate Strong Biological and Ecological Differences from Birds of Prey (Accipitriformes and Falconiformes) in Southern Italy. PLOS one. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053375.
    • APO Parasite Records: (by Life Cycle)
      1. Host SpeciesHost Common NameSite(s) of Infection
        Tyto albaBarn Owl 

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