First record of cestode Mathevotaenia erinacei Meggitt, 1920 from Hedgehog Hemiechinus auritus in Basrah Province, Iraq

  • Khalid J.K. AL-Zihiry Department of Microbiology/College of Medicine /University of Thi-Qar

Abstract

The present study was carried out on 35 specimens of long eared hedgehog Hemiechinus
auritus Gmelin,1770 in several localities of Abu Al-Khasib district, Basrah province during the
period from March to September, 2004.The intestine of hedgehog was removed and examined
to searching for helminth parasites. One species of cestode were collected from 4(11.4 %) of
examined animals . The isolated cestode was similar to original description of Mathevotaenia
erinacei, therefore redescription and Comparison between two measurements were given. The
present finding of this cestode represent its first Record in iraq.
Published
2019-05-12
How to Cite
J.K. AL-Zihiry, K. (2019). First record of cestode Mathevotaenia erinacei Meggitt, 1920 from Hedgehog Hemiechinus auritus in Basrah Province, Iraq . University of Thi-Qar Journal of Science, 1(1), 20-26. Retrieved from https://jsci.utq.edu.iq/index.php/main/article/view/178
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