Spirometra mansonoides ( Mueller, 1935 )

Xue, Xiao-Feng, Song, Zi-Wei & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2010, Five new species of Anthocoptini from China (Acari: Eriophyidae), Zootaxa 2544, pp. 1-53 : 23

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Spirometra mansonoides ( Mueller, 1935 )


Spirometra mansonoides ( Mueller, 1935) *

Site of infection: femoral muscle.

Recruitment: ingestion.

Distribution: USA: Louisiana ( Corkum 1966).

No specimens in collections.

Remarks: This cestode is parasite of mammals, mainly canids and felids, but it has also been registered as parasite of man ( Tantaleán & Michaud 2005). Amphibians and reptiles act as intermediate hosts of this parasite ( Mueller 1974).