Linguatula

Linguatula

(ling-gwat'yū-lă),
A genus of endoparasitic bloodsucking arthropods (family Linguatulidae, class Pentastomida), commonly known as tongue worms; once thought to be degenerate Acarina, but now generally considered to be a small but distinctive early offshoot of the Arthropoda. Adult worms are found in lungs or air passages of various hosts (for example, reptiles, birds, carnivores); young worms are found in a great variety of hosts, including humans, but chiefly in animals that serve as prey.
[L. linguatu, tongued, + -ula, dim. suffix]

Linguatula

/Lin·guat·u·la/ (ling-gwat´u-lah) a genus of wormlike arthropods, the adults of which inhabit the respiratory tract of vertebrates; the larvae are found in the lungs and other internal organs. It includes L. serra´ta (L. rhina´ria), which parasitizes dogs and cats and sometimes humans.

Linguatula

a genus of parasites in the class Pentastomida.

Linguatula serrata
adults occur in the nasal cavities of canines and larvae in mesenteric lymph nodes of the horse, goat, sheep and rabbit. Causes sneezing and a bloody nasal discharge. The larval stages may be confused with tuberculosis.
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Human visceral pentastomiasis can be caused by several species of pentastomes: Linguatula serrata (worldwide, predominantly the Middle East), A.
Linguatulosis caused by Linguatula serrata (Pentastomida: Linguatulidae) which is entitled "tong-worm" is a cosmopolitan, zoonotic infection (Sadeghi-Dehkordi et al.
Effects of commercial trawling activities in the diet of the flat fish Citharus linguatula (Osteichthyes: Pleuronectiformes) and the starfish Astropecten irregularis (Echinodermata: Asteroidea).
14) The worm was later identified by its morphology and by molecular phylogenetic analysis as the third instar larva of Linguatula serrata, the tongue worm.
Linguatula serrata and Armillifer armillatus were associated with 99% of the reported cases of human pentastomiasis (Drabick, 1987; Pare, 2008).
parasite Sheep Goats Total (320 samples) (80 samples) (400 samples) hydatid cyst 40 6 46 Linguatula cerata 12 0 12 Dictyocaulus filaria 121 64 185 Protostrongylus rufescent 51 12 63 Muellerius capillaries 19 6 25
Marine 13 Chloroscombrus chrysurus Marine 15 Chloroscombrus latus Marine 13 CICHLIDAE Hemichromis fasciatus Freshwater Sarotherodon melanotheron Freshwater Tilapia guineensis Freshwater Tilapia mariae Freshwater Tilapia zilli Freshwater CITHARIDAE Citharus linguatula Marine CLARIIDAE Clarias sp.
linguatula (Rudolphi, 1819) (Trematoda: Plagiorchioidea).
Prevalencia of Fasciola hepatica, Dicrocoelium and Linguatula denticulata in cattle livers condemned at pamiers Abattoir (Ariege, France).
La linguatulosis o pentastomiosis es una zoonosis parasitaria causada por dos especies parasitarias: Linguatula serrata y Armillifer armillatus (Acha y Szyfres, 2003).
Feeding behaviour and daily rations of the spotted flounder Citharus linguatula (Osteichthyes: Pleuronectiformes) in the central Tyrrhenian Sea.