Dipetalonema reconditum

Di·pet·a·lo·ne·ma re·con·di·'tum

a filarial species found in dogs, transmitted by fleas and lice, in contrast to the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.


a genus of nematodes of the superfamily Filarioidea (filarioids).

Dipetalonema dracunculoides
found in peritoneal membranes of dogs and humans.
Dipetalonema evansi
found in spermatic and pulmonary artery of camels.
Dipetalonema gracile, Dipetalonema marmosetae, Dipetalonema obtusa, Dipetalonema tamarinae
found in the peritoneal cavity of primates.
Dipetalonema grassii
occurs in the subcutaneous tissue of dogs.
Dipetalonema loxodontis
found in the African elephant. Called also Loxodontofilaria loxodontis.
Dipetalonema odendhali
found in the subcutaneous and intermuscular tissues of California sealion.
Dipetalonema perstans, Dipetalonema streptocerca
these species are primarily parasitic in humans, other primates serving as reservoir hosts.
Dipetalonema reconditum
found in body cavities and connective tissue of dogs.
Dipetalonema spirocauda
found in the right heart and pulmonary artery of seals.