Aquatic Parasite Observatory

Tritrichomonas sp. (Kofoid, 1920)

    • Species Name: Tritrichomonas sp. (Kofoid, 1920)
    • Synonyms: None
    • Taxonomy: (Kofoid, 1920) Protista, Sarcomastigophora, Mastigophora, Trichomonidida, Tritrichonomadidae, Tritrichomonas sp.
    • Description: Adult: "Typically possess three anterior flagella. The recurrent flagellum forms a well developed undulating membrane and is free posteriorly" (Diseases).
    • Life Cycle: Specific species have different life cycles, but species can exist in the intestine, or genetalia of hosts and utilize longitudinal fission (Olsen, 1974).
    • Sources: Diseases of Amphibians and Reptiles, p. 299.
    • Olsen, O.W. 1974. Animal parasites, their life cycles and ecology. 3rd Revd Edn., p. 278-279.
    • APO Parasite Records: (by Life Cycle)

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