Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 36, Number 1

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PSEUDOPARASITISM BY THELASTOMATID NEMATODES IN MOLES, MOGERA SPP., IN JAPAN

Yokohata, Yasushi;Jiang, Yue Ping;Abe, Hisashi;Ohbayashi, Masashi

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/3084
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.36.1.53
KEYWORDS : pseudoparasitism;Thelastomatidae;Mogera spp.;Japan

Abstract

Nine species of nematodes of Thelastomatidae were obtained from 23 of 366 specimens of moles in Japan, Mogera wogura, M. robusta and M. tokudae. Among those nematodes, eight species, Chitwoodiella ovofilamenta, Singhiella singhi, Mirzaiella asiatica, M. haroldi, Binema korsakowi, B. mirzaia, Cameronia biovata and C. multiovata are the parasites of mole-crickets, Gryllotalpa spp. Pseudonymus hydrophili is the parasite of water scavenger beetles of Hydrophilidae. Therefore, the authors considered the present case as an example of pseudoparasitism.

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