Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_285-2

Genus of the worldwide occurring nematode family Spirocercidae. The species (e.g., Ascarops strongylina) lives in the stomach of their hosts and sucks their blood, leading to weight loss, anemia, and bloody diarrhea. The larvae 3 are found inside beetles and cockroaches which are taken up with the food.

Incubation Period

Ten to thirteen days.

Prepatent Period

Six weeks.



Incubation Period Bloody Diarrhea Prepatent Period Nematode Family 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

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