Camallanus

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Camallanus
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Guppy female with Camallanus cotti
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Camallanus

Railliet and Henry, 1915
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Camallanus is a genus of parasitic roundworms in the family Camallanidae.

Camallanus cotti is a parasite of several freshwater fish species including Tachysurus fulvidraco, the yellowhead catfish or Korean bullhead, a species of bagrid catfish found in eastern Asia from Siberia to China, Korea, Vietnam and Laos. Species such as Camallanus fotedari are parasites of aquarium fish. Fenbendazol, a drug, has gained prominence among aquarists as an effective treatment for Camallanus roundworm infestations in freshwater tropical fish.

Camallanus trispinosus has been found in a captive Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegans).[1]

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  1. ^ Occurrence of Camallanus trispinosus in a captive Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegans). N. Jeyathilakan,corresponding author M. Raman, and M. G. Jayathangaraj, J Parasit Dis. 2015 Mar; 39(1): 117–119, doi:10.1007/s12639-013-0290-9, PMC 4328025
  • Sur les nématodes du genre Goezia Zeder. A Railliet, A Henry, Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique (Bull. Soc. Path, exot), 1915
  • Sur les Nématodes du genre Camallanus Raill. et Henry, 1915 (Cucullanus Auct., non Mueller, 1777). A Railliet, Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique (Bull. Soc. Path, exot), 1915
  • Présence du nématode Camallanus fotedari dans le tube digestif de poissons d'aquarium de diverses provenances. Y Campana-Rouget, AJ Petter, M Kremer, B Molet…, Bull. Acad. Vét. Fr, 1976
  • On a reconstruction of the genus Camallanus Railliet and Henry, 1915. Y Liang-Sheng, Journal of Helminthology, 1960

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