Philophthalmus

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Philophthalmus

a genus of flukes (digenetic nematodes) in the family Philophthalmidae.

Philophthalmus gralli
found in the conjunctival sacs of birds causing congestion and erosion of the conjunctiva. Called also oriental avian eye fluke.
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Other trematodes collected were Philophthalmus gralli, an eye fluke found in waterfowl, and Haplorchis, a trematode that encysts in muscle of fish at the maxillary, operculum, and insertions of fins.