Opisthorchis tenuicollis

Opisthorchis tenuicollis

A species found in cats and other mammals. Humans become infected by eating raw or poorly cooked fish containing the larval forms. It was formerly called O. felineus.
See also: Opisthorchis

Opisthorchis

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematodes) parasitic in the liver and biliary tract of various reptiles, birds and mammals, including humans. Causes opisthorchiasis.

Opisthorchis felineus
see Opisthorchis tenuicollis (below).
Opisthorchis sinensis
see clonorchissinensis.
Opisthorchis tenuicollis
found in the bile ducts, rarely the pancreatic duct and intestine, of dogs, cats, foxes, pigs and the Cetacea and humans.
Opisthorchis viverrini
occurs in domestic and wild cats, civets, dogs and humans.