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Enterobius vermicularis

Wikipedia Abstract

The pinworm (genus Enterobius), also known as threadworm (in the United Kingdom and Australia) or seatworm, is a parasitic worm. It is a nematode (roundworm) and a common intestinal parasite or helminth, especially in humans. The medical condition associated with pinworm infestation is known as enterobiasis (a type of helminthiasis) or less precisely as oxyuriasis in reference to the family Oxyuridae.Throughout this article, the word "pinworm" refers to Enterobius.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore
Nocturnal [1]  Yes


Parasite of 
Aotus trivirgatus (northern night monkey)[2]
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)[2]
Colobus angolensis (Angolan colobus)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[3]
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)[3]
Papio ursinus (chacma baboon)[3]
Saguinus labiatus (red-chested mustached tamarin)[2]
Saguinus mystax (black-chested mustached tamarin)[2]
Saimiri boliviensis (Bolivian squirrel monkey)[2]
Saimiri sciureus (South American squirrel monkey)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Nunn, 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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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