Plasmodium achiotense

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Plasmodium achiotense is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium subgenus Sauramoeba.

Like all Plasmodium species P. achiotense has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are reptiles.

Plasmodium achiotense
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium
Species: P. achiotense
Binomial name
Plasmodium achiotense


The parasite was first described by Telford in 1972.

The gametocytes are round to ovoid in shape. They occupy a polar position in the erythrocytes which are enlarged and deformed.

Geographical occurrence[edit]


Not known.