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Strongylus vulgaris (blood worm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Strongylus vulgaris (large strongyles), commonly known as the blood worm, is a common horse parasite in the phylum Nematoda. It looks like a long worm with a large biting mouth, like the picture shown to the left. They are usually reddish in color because of all the blood they take from the equine host. This nematode is considered to be one of the "most pathogenic" of the large strongyles subphylum and is distributed worldwide, wherever there are grassland and temperate environments.
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Belontia hasselti (Sumatra combtail)[1]
Betta waseri (Betta)[1]
Sphaerichthys osphromenoides (Chocolate gourami)[1]
Spinibarbus sinensis (Chinese golden barb)[1]


Parasite of 
Equus asinus (ass)[2]
Equus caballus (horse)[2]
Equus ferus (Wild Horse)[2]
Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra)[3]


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Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
3Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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