Nyctotherus

Nyctotherus

(nik-tō-thē'rŭs),
A genus of Ciliophora, one species of which, Nyctotherus faba, has been reported, though rarely, from the human intestine; it is generally found in amphibia.
[G. nyktothēras, one who hunts by night, fr. thēraō, to hunt, fr. thēr, wild beast]
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The ciliate protozoan, Nyctotherus cordiformis, is a cosmopolitan parasite of frogs and toads and, while it is not surprising that S.
Host/Parasite Location in host Prevalence (a) Intensity (b) Scaphiopus hurterii Protista Protoopalina rectum 3/14 (21%) (b) mitotica Nyctotherus rectum 3/14 (21%) (b) cordiformis Cestoidea Mesocestoides liver, coelom, 3/14 (21%) (b) lineatus mesenteries Nematoda Cosmocercoides rectum 1/14 (7%) 8 [+ or -] - variabilis Oswaldocruzia small intestine 4/14 (29%) 3.