Contracaecum Railliet and Henry, 1912,

González, Cynthya Elizabeth & Inés, Hamann Monika, 2015, Checklist of nematode parasites of amphibians from Argentina, Zootaxa 3980 (4), pp. 451-476: 453

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scientific name

Contracaecum Railliet and Henry, 1912
status

 

Contracaecum Railliet and Henry, 1912 

(= Amphicaecum Walton, 1927  ; = Cerascaris Cobb, 1929  ; Contracaecum (Ornitocaecum) Mozgovoi, 1951  ; = Contracaecum (Synthetonema) Kreis, 1952  ; = Kathleena Leiper and Atkinson, 1914  )

Contracaecum  sp. (larvae)

Host and record: Dendropsophus nanus (Boulenger, 1889)  (= Hyla nana  ) (Co), Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802) (Sj)  .

Site of infection: Mesentery, gastric serous membrane.

Material deposited: CECOAL 13111101 ( L. catesbeianus  ).

References: Hamann & Kehr (1998), González et al. (2014).

Life cycle: Species of the genus Contracaecum  do not reach maturity in frogs. These species requires an intermediate host (aquatic invertebrates or fishes) to complete its cycle; the definitive hosts are piscivorous birds and aquatic mammals ( Anderson 2000).