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Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a parasitic nematode (roundworm) that causes angiostrongyliasis, the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. The nematode commonly resides in the pulmonary arteries of rats, giving it the nickname the rat lungworm. Snails are the primary intermediate hosts, where larvae develop until they are infective.
View Wikipedia Record: Angiostrongylus cantonensis


Diet [1]  Carnivore
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Temporary Pools, Coastal


Parasite of 
Bandicota bengalensis (lesser bandicoot rat)[2]
Bandicota indica (greater bandicoot rat)[2]
Berylmys bowersi (Bower's white-toothed rat)[2]
Biomphalaria glabrata (bloodfluke planorb)[2]
Bradybaena brevispird <Unverified Name>[2]
Camaena cicatricosa[2]
Cipangopaludina chinensis (Chinese mysterysnail)[2]
Crassostrea rizophorae <Unverified Name>[2]
Emoda sagrayama <Unverified Name>[2]
Farcimen tortum <Unverified Name>[2]
Helicina adspersa <Unverified Name>[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[2]
Jeanneretia bicincta <Unverified Name>[2]
Jeanneretia subtusulcata <Unverified Name>[2]
Lanistes boltenianus[2]
Liguus fasciatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Macrochlamys indica <Unverified Name>[2]
Mammelomys rattoides (Mosaic-tailed rat)[2]
Melomys burtoni (grassland mosaic-tailed rat)[2]
Mus musculus (house mouse)[2]
Philomycus bilineatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Pleurdonte sagemon <Unverified Name>[2]
Polymita muscarum <Unverified Name>[2]
Polymita picta <Unverified Name>[2]
Pomacea canaliculata (Apple snail)[2]
Pomacea paludosa (Florida applesnail)[2]
Pomacea poeyana[2]
Rattus exulans (Polynesian rat)[2]
Rattus nitidus (Himalayan rat)[2]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[2]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[2]
Rattus sordidus (dusky field rat)[2]
Suncus murinus (Asian House Shrew)[2]
Tetrentodon filiola <Unverified Name>[2]
Tetrentodon perdidoensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Trichochloris hungertordiana <Unverified Name>[2]
Trichochloris rufopila <Unverified Name>[2]
Vaginulus alte <Unverified Name>[2]
Varanus bengalensis (Bengal Monitor)[2]
Veronicella cubensis (Cuban slug)[2]
Viana regina <Unverified Name>[2]
Zachrysia auricoma[2]
Zachrysia guanensis <Unverified Name>[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
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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