Oxyspirura mansoni

Oxyspirura mansoni
A widely distributed spiruroid nematode parasite found under the nictitating membrane in the eye of turkeys, chickens, peafowl, quail, and grouse; larvae develop to the infective stage in cockroaches. SYN: Manson eye worm.

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