Physalopteridae

Physalopteridae

[‚fī·sə·läp′ter·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of parasitic nematodes in the superfamily Spiruroidea.
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Order Spirurida; Family Physalopteridae Proleptus Carvajali Fernandez & Villalba (1985) Arthropoda: Maxillopoda Order Cyclopoida; Family Chondracanthidae Acanthochondrites sp.
a unidentified species belonging to the Physalopteridae [third stage larvae only]; and two unidentified species of Acanthocephala (Centrorhynchid and Oligacanthorhynchid cystacanths).
6 (1-16) Physalopteridae (third stage larvae) 2 1% 1/150 2 -- Acanthocephala Centrorhynchid cystacanths 31 3% 4/150 7.
Physalopteridae were recovered either from the external intestine walls of the specimen or attached to mesenteries.
Moreover, cysts of the nematodes Physalopteridae, whose adults are parasites of the marsupials, were also recovered from these rodents.
Nematodes of the family Physalopteridae have been encountered parasitizing representatives of almost all vertebrate classes (Goldberg and Bursey, 1989), and 35 lizard species in Brazil belonging to the families Iguanidae, Polychrotidae, Leiosauridae, Liolaemidae, Tropiduridae, Anguidae, Teiidae, Gymnophthalmidae, and Scincidae have been identified as hosts of P.