Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Splendidofilaria

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4345

Genus of filarial worms of birds; the adults live in the connective tissues close to the joints, and their microfilariae are found inside the blood. The latter are unsheathed and measure about 120 μm in length.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für ZoomorphologieZellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany