Nematode found in fish, amphibians, and reptiles; human infections, manifested by gastrointestinal symptoms, are rare and related to consumption of raw fish; larvae are pinkish red.


a genus of nematodes in the family Dioctophymatidae. Found in birds and wild and cultured fish.

Eustrongylides papillosus
found in the esophagus and proventriculus of ducks and geese. Can cause extensive nodule formation.
Eustrongylides tubifex
found in the intestine of anatine birds.
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Eustrongylides sp; Contracaecum type I; Contracaecum type II; Contracaecum type III; a few specimens were identified only as larvae of Anisakidae, it was not possible to identify the gender (Table 1).
Comparison of the metal accumulation capacity between the Acanthocephalan pomphorhynchus laevis and larval nematodes of the genus Eustrongylides sp.
Similarly overall infestation of Eustrongylides sp.
Severe granulomatous lesions in several organs from Eustrongylides larvae in a free-ranging dice snake, Natrix tessellata.
Presencia de Eustrongylides tubifex (Nematoda: Dioctophymatoidea) en la Patagonia, Argentina.
The occurence of Eustrongylides larvae in fishes is mainly found in lakes and reservoirs, which are suitable environments for the invertebrate and definitive hosts (Moravec, 1994).
According to this table, significant differences were observed for the lymphocytes and neutrophils (infested versus non-infested by Eustrongylides excises and Dactylogyrus sp) respectively.
Some populations of the western mosquitofish Gambusia affinis in Texas and Oklahoma are especially prone to infections by the parasitic larval nematode Eustrongylides ignotus (Deaton, 2009).
Los resultados de Barros et al (23) resultan interesantes, pues encontraron dos especies de nematodos, Contracaecum y Eustrongylides en moncholo.
Una situacion similar fue observada por Kennedy y Lie (1976) en la trucha cafe (Salmo trutta) del embalse Fernworthy, Devon (Gran Bretana), donde la cantidad de larvas del nematodo Eustrongylides sp.
The appearance of distended abdomens is some fishes and subsequent analysis showed heavy infestation of the nematode Eustrongylides sp.