Galapagos Species Checklist

Heterakis gallinarum

Schrank, 1788

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Nematoda
Class Secernentea
Order Ascaridida
Family Ascaridiidae
Genus Heterakis

Heterakis gallinarum  Schrank, 1788


English common name: Nematode

Spanish common name: nemátodo

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Heterakis gallinae

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Description: endoparasite

intestinal parasite of domestic fowl

Last updated: 29 Sep 2014


Galapagos island groups: Santa Cruz.

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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