Porrocaecum

Porrocaecum

a genus of roundworms in the family Ascarididae.

Porrocaecum angusticolle
found in birds of prey.
Porrocaecum aridae
found in the heron.
Porrocaecum crassum
found in the intestine of ducks; causes nasal discharge, diarrhea, anemia and loss of weight.
Porrocaecum decipiens
found in the small intestine of the walrus.
Porrocaecum depressum
found in birds of prey.
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The recovered helminths were identified as 1 digenean trematode species, Neodiplostomum reflexum; 2 species of nematodes, Synhimantus species, and larvae of Porrocaecum species; and a single species of Acanthocephala, Centrorhynchus species.
proposed Pseudoterranova azarasi for 1 of the 5 sibling species, incorporating part of the name Porrocaecum azarasi, previously considered a synonym for Pseudoterranova decipiens.
Species of Porrocaecum are parasites of the intestines of birds; earthworms serve as intermediate hosts and small mammals that consume earthworms may serve as paratenic (= transport) hosts (Anderson 2000).