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]
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-- 6 ([female])([euro]) Pickard-Cambridge, 1902) (+) Linyphia linguatula (F.
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Linguatulosis caused by Linguatula serrata (Pentastomida: Linguatulidae) which is entitled "tong-worm" is a cosmopolitan, zoonotic infection (Sadeghi-Dehkordi et al., 2014; Yazdani et al., 2014).
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.
Linguatulosis is a rare zoonotic parasitic disease resulting from invasion of the body by wormlike parasites of the genus Linguatula, also known as tongue worms [1].
Linguatula serrata and Armillifer armillatus were associated with 99% of the reported cases of human pentastomiasis (Drabick, 1987; Pare, 2008).
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linguatula (Rudolphi, 1819) (Trematoda: Plagiorchioidea).
Prevalencia of Fasciola hepatica, Dicrocoelium and Linguatula denticulata in cattle livers condemned at pamiers Abattoir (Ariege, France).