Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_1566


Greek: ichthys = fish, nema = filament.


Philometra spp. of fish nematodes, which reach as females a length of 5 cm and a diameter of 1 mm (males 2–3 mm long). They parasitize inside blood vessels, body cavity, and in/on the gills. Cyclops-crustaceans are apparently the intermediate hosts.

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