Camallanus Railliet and Henry, 1915,

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Camallanus Railliet and Henry, 1915


Camallanus Railliet and Henry, 1915 

(= Zeylanema Yeh, 1960  )

Camallanus  sp. (larvae)

Host and record: Leptodactylus chaquensis Cei, 1950 (Co)  , Lysapsus limellus Cope, 1862 (Co)  . Site of infection: Small intestine.

Material deposited: CECOAL 0 3042804 ( L. chaquensis  ).

References: Kehr et al. (2000), Schaefer et al. (2006).

Life cycle: Species of this genus parasitize fishes that feed on aquatic invertebrates (principally copepods); their intermediate hosts ( Anderson 2000). Amphibians are probably accidental hosts in the life cycle of these nematodes.