Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Toxascaris Leonina

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_3199-2

Name

Greek: toxon = crescent-shaped, ascaris = intestinal worm, leon = lion.

T. leonina occurs with a low host specificity in many canids and felids, reaches as females 10 cm or males 7 cm, and is characterized by very long and small cervical wings (Fig. 1). The development is direct without a wandering phase inside the host after oral uptake of larva-containing eggs.

Keywords

Oral Uptake Host Specificity Intestinal Worm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany