Habronema megastoma

Hab·ro·ne·ma meg·a·s'to·ma

a species that causes tumors in gastric mucosa containing large numbers of the small nematodes; the larvae cause cutaneous habronemiasis; the intermediate host is the common housefly, Musca domestica.


a genus of nematodes in the order Spirurida.

Habronema incertum
found in the proventriculus and gizzard of companion birds causing chronic digestive upset and diarrhea. Also causes sudden death. Called also Spiroptera incerta.
Habronema khalili
found in the large intestine of elephant and rhinoceros.
Habronema majus (syn. Habronema microstoma), Habronema muscae
parasites in the stomach of horses.
Habronema megastoma
Habronema microstoma
see H. majus (above).