Spiroxys Schneider, 1866,

González, Cynthya Elizabeth & Inés, Hamann Monika, 2015, Checklist of nematode parasites of amphibians from Argentina, Zootaxa 3980 (4), pp. 451-476: 458

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Spiroxys Schneider, 1866
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Spiroxys Schneider, 1866 

Spiroxys  sp. (larvae)

Host and record: Pseudis paradoxa (Linnaeus, 1758) (Co)  , Physalaemus albonotatus (Steindachner, 1864) (Co)  . Site of infection: Gastric serous membrane.

Material deposited: CECOAL 0 8112501 ( P. paradoxa  ), CECOAL 10020901 ( P. albonotatus  ). References: González & Hamann (2010 b; 2012 b).

Life cycle: This genus parasitizes the stomach of freshwater turtles. Female nematodes expel eggs that pass out with the feces of the host and the first-stage larvae develop inside them. Larvae are ingested by copepods, the intermediate hosts. Infective larvae have been found in various potential paratenic hosts, such as snails, tadpoles and adults frogs, and larval and adult newts ( Anderson 2000).