FIRST RECORD OF GENUS STRONGYLOIDES GRASSI, 1879 (NEMATODA: STRONGYLOIDAE) IN PAKISTAN

N. A. BIRMANI, A. M. DHAREJO, M. M. KHAN, A. M. SHAIKH

Abstract


Nematodes  belonging to the genus Strongyloides Grassi, 1879 were collected from the host bird Black Coot, Fulica atra (Gruiformes: Rallidae) from different water bodies of Sindh Province,  Pakistan. A total of 1663 ♀ were  collected  from  the  intestine  and  gizzards  of 69 hosts. These specimens have resemblance with Strongyloides avium Cram, 1929 and identified as such. However, this genus is being reported for the first time from Pakistan.


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