Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Alaria canis

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_98-2
Allaria canis is a digenean trematode of wild canids, which reaches a length of 2.5 - 6 mm × 0.5 -2 mm. It lives in the small intestine and reaches prevalence rates of up to 30%. See Fig. 1


Small Intestine Prevalence Rate Wild Canid Digenean Trematode 
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Further Reading

  1. Al-Sabi MN et al. (2013) Endoparasites of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Denmark 2009-2012 – A comparative study. Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2:144–151Google Scholar
  2. Bružinskaitė-Schmidhalter R et al. (2012) Helminths of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in Lithuania. Parasitology 139:120–127Google Scholar
  3. Duscher GG et al. (2014) Wildlife reservoirs for vector-borne canine, feline and zoonotic infections in Austria. Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 4:88–96Google Scholar
  4. Ilić T et al. (2016) Endoparasitic fauna of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and golden jackals (Canis aureus) in Serbia. Acta Parasitol 61:389–396Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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