Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Hystrichis tricolor

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_1563-2

Species belonging to the family Dioctophymatoidea (Dioctophyme renale). Hystrichis tricolor appears three-colored, reaches a size of 40 mm in females and 25 mm in males, and lives in the digestive stomach of wild and domestic birds in Europe. Intermediate hosts are earthworms.


Intermediate Host Domestic Bird Digestive Stomach 
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Further Reading

  1. Canaris AG et al (2010) A predictable suite of helminth parasites in long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus). J Parasitol 96:1060–1065CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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