Florida alligators exhibited the greatest pentastomid
prevalence and mean intensity (Fisher's exact test, P = 0.
Samples excised from visceral surfaces or from the peritoneal cavity were fixed in 90% ethanol and transferred to the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (Hamburg, Germany) for histologic and molecular analysis for a presumptive pentastomid
Discovery of a new species of the pentastomid
genus Porocephalus (Humboldt, 1811) from Taiwan, China and its pathogenic features.
identification was based on the dimensions of the hooks, copulatoryspiculae of the males (measured with the aid of a microscope fitted with a micrometer eyepiece), number of body rings and oral cavity (Venard and Bangham, 1941; Self and Rego, 1985).
To date, about 10 pentastomid
species have been involved in zoonotic infections.
Sequence similarities to other pentastomids
range from 90.
The cestode, pentastomid
, and the two nematodes of the family Physalopteridae found here are heteroxenous and use invertebrates as intermediate hosts (Anderson, 2000).
The purpose of this note is to report the occurrence of nematode, trematode and pentastomid
parasites in M.
Humans are usually tolerant to nymphal pentastomid
infections, and most patients are asymptomatic (4).
verrucosus (Chabaud and Brygoo, 1960, 1962, 1963; Caballero, 1968), only two pentastomids
have been reported from this species.
6 mm) were infected by the pentastomid
Raillietiella mottae Almeida et al.
, Raillietiella mottae Almeida, Freire and Lopes, 2008, infecting lizards in an area of caatinga, northeast, Brazil.