Abstract: A total of 3975 fecal samples, originated from the same number of individual birds, from 7 dedicated falcon hospitals, were examined to determine the prevalence of Caryospora species in the falcon population used in the sport of falconry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Key words: Apicomplexa, Caryospora, coccidiosis, Eimeriidae, Middle East, prevalence, falcons, Falco species
The most studied of these parasites, Caryospora
cheloniae, causes large scale problems in breeding and contributed significantly to mortality rates in mariculture-reared green sea turtles.
The Coccidia Caryospora
uptoni has been recorded in B.
Nos caes, os casos de prototecose cutanea devem ser diferenciados principalmente de fungos como Blastomyces sp, Cryptococcus sp, Candida sp, Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis, Geotrichum candidum e Pneumocystis sp, alem de protozoarios como Caryospora
sp (BLOGG & SYKES, 1995; GINEI et al.
Two new species of Caryospora
(Apicomplexa) from snakes in Cameroon, with redescriptions of two coccidians from Hemidactylus mabouia (Gekkonidae).
Eggs of Serratospiculum species (4 birds) and Capillaria species (11 birds), and oocysts of Caryospora species (1 bird) were detected.
Additionally, 11 falcons excreted Capillaria species eggs and one excreted Caryospora species oocysts (Table 1).
Caryospora undata Schwalbach, 1959 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), was found in the feces of three of 25 (12 percent) tufted puffins, Lunda cirrhata (Charadriiformes: Alcidae) housed at Sea World of Florida.
Schwalbach (1959) first described Caryospora undata from the herring gull, Larus argentatus (Charadriiformes).
A new species of Caryospora
(Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae) from Kansas.
Findings were Caryospora
megafalconis (n = 1), Serratospiculum species (n = 10), Pseudostrigea falconis (n = 1), Trichomonas species (n = 3), and Capillaria species (n = 1).