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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 350-357
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.505.036


The Parasitic Nematode Physalopteroides venancioi in the Snake Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834) in Baghdad City, Central Iraq
Azhar Ahmed Al-Moussawi*
Iraq Natural History Museum- University of Baghdad, Bab Al-Muadham
Baghdad, Iraq
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Examination of the snake Platyceps ventromaculatus collected in Baghdad city for nematodes revealed the presence of  16 (3 males and 13 females) of the nematode Physalopteroides venancioi in the intestine of one specimen of P. ventromaculatus (25%), and one larva of Physalopteroides sp. isolated from gastric tissues of one P. ventromaculatus. Characters and measurements of P. venancioi were discussed and compared with those of other pertinent literatures. The present study provides information on infection rate, description and measurements of males, females and larva of P. venancioi. Reporting P. venancioi in the present study represents a new addition to Iraqi fauna as well as P. ventromaculatus as new host for it in Iraq.


Keywords: Snake, Platyceps ventromaculatus, Nematode , Physalopteroides venancioi, Baghdad,Iraq.
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Azhar Ahmed Al-Moussawi. 2016. The Parasitic Nematode Physalopteroides venancioi in the Snake Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834) in Baghdad City, Central Iraq. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 350-357. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.505.036