Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4672
Genus of metastrongylid nematodes parasitizing in the nasal and frontal cavities of their hosts. Six species are described in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • S. chitwodoorum

  • S. lutrae

  • S. nasicola

  • S. petrowi

  • S. rylikovi

  • S. santaceciliae

The adult worms of these species range in the same size, which is given for S. petrowi in martens (e.g., Martes martes), where females reach a length of 28–39 mm and males 11–16 mm with a body width of about 0.5 mm (♂), respectively, up to 1 mm (♀).

Further Readings

  1. Hawking CJ et al (2010) Sinus worm (Skrjabingylus nasicola) infection in American mink (Mustela vison) in Ireland. Irish Nat J 31:108–112Google Scholar
  2. Heddergott M et al (2015) Prevalence and molecular identification of the sinus worm Skrjabingylus petrowi in German marten species. Parasitol Res 114:2053–2063Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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