Dioctophyma renale ( Goeze, 1782 )

Xue, Xiao-Feng, Song, Zi-Wei & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2010, Five new species of Anthocoptini from China (Acari: Eriophyidae), Zootaxa 2544, pp. 1-53 : 28

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Dioctophyma renale ( Goeze, 1782 )


Dioctophyma renale ( Goeze, 1782) *

Site of infection: body cavity.

Recruitment: ingestion.

Distribution: Canada: Ontario ( Mace & Anderson 1975).

No specimens in collections.

Remarks: This parasite has been found encapsulated in fishes; larvae can be transmitted along food chain of paratenic hosts ( Karmanova 1961). Possibly American bullfrogs became infected with D. renale by eating parasitized frogs of different species ( Mace & Anderson 1975).