Monopterus albus
Monopterus albus
(Asian Swamp Eel)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2473
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn Thailand, 47 species of vertebrates have been reported to serve naturally as the second intermediate (and/or paratenic) hosts of G. spinigerum. Of these, swamp eels (Monopterus albus) were identified as one of the most suitable second intermediate/paratenic hosts, as they had the highest prevalence rate and the heaviest infection intensity.
Reference33611
Great Lakes RegionNo
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