Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Anoplocephala Species

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_3622-1

Name

Greek: anoplos = unarmed, kephale = head; Latin: foliatus = with leaves; magna = large, big; deminuere = making smaller; Greek: gigantos = giant; Latin: gorilla = monkey; latissimus = largest; mammilatus = with nipples; rhodesiensis = from Rhodesia = today Zimbabwe.

Geographic Distribution/Epidemiology

Worldwide.

Morphology/Life Cycle

The different species of the Anoplocephala have different host preferences:
  • A. diminuta: rhinoceros, India

  • A. gigantea: rhinoceros, Africa

  • A. gorillae: monkeys, Africa

  • A. latissima: rhinoceros, Asia

  • A. magna: horses and related species, worldwide

  • A. manubriata: elephants, India, Africa

  • A. mamillana: horses, worldwide

  • A. perfoliata: horses and related species, worldwide

  • A. rhodesiensis: elephants, horses, and related groups, Africa, worldwide

Most of the adults are short and reach only a length of up to 4 cm, while, e.g., A. perfoliata measures 25 cm, but shrinks in feces to 5 cm. A. magna, A. latissima, and A. giganteameasure up to 1 m in length....

Keywords

Incubation Period Related Species Oral Uptake Intermediate Host Related Group 
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Further Reading

  1. Elsener J, Villeneuve A (2011) Does examination of fecal samples 24 hours after cestocide treatment increase the sensitivity of Anoplocephala spp. detection in naturally infected horses? Can Vet J 52:158–161PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Schuster RK, Coetzee L (2012) Cysticercoids of Anoplocephala magna (Eucestoda: Anoplocephalidae) experimentally grown in oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida). Vet Parasitol 190:285–288CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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