Welcome to the UVM Ecological Parasitology WikiEdit

Information on some interesting and important parasites, their life cycles, current research, photos, and the amazing ways they interact with each other and their hosts. Please "Like" our facebook page for cool updates on various parasites:

General Parasite GroupsEdit


Apicomplexans (also see Plasmodium)

Cestodes (Tapeworms)








Trematodes (also see Schistosoma)

Parasite SpeciesEdit

Acanthamoeba sp. 

Ascaris lumbricoides

Balantidium coli

Chilomastix mesnili

Clonorchis sinensis

Cryptosporidium parvum

Cyclospora cayetanensis

Dicrocoelium dendriticum

Dientamoeba fragilis

Diphyllobothrium latum

Dipylidium caninum

Dracunculus medinensis

Echinococcus granulosus

Eimeria sp.

Entamoeba coli

Entamoeba dispar

Entamoeba gingivalis

Entamoeba histolytica

Enterobius vermicularis

Fasciola hepatica

Giardia lamblia


Haemoproteus sp.

Histomonas meleagridis

Hymenolepis diminuta

Hymenolepis nana

Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

Iodamoeba butschlii

Leishmania sp.

Leishmania braziliensis

Leishmania donovani

Leishmania infantum

Leishmania mexicanum

Leishmania tropica

Leucocytozoon sp.

Loa loa

Monocystis sp.

Myxobolus cerebralis

Naegleria fowleri

Onchocerca volvulus

Opalina sp.

Paragonimus westermani


Philophthalmus sp.

Plasmodium azurophilium

Plasmodium falciparum

Plasmodium giganteum

Plasmodium malariae

Plasmodium mexicanum

Plasmodium ovale

Plasmodium vivax

Protoopalina sp.

Sacculina carcini

Strongyloides stercoralis

Taenia saginata

Taenia solium

Toxocara canis

Toxoplasma gondii

Trichinella spiralis

Trichomonas vaginalis

Trichuris trichiura

Trypanosoma brucei

Trypanosoma cruzi

Trypanosoma equiperdum

Trypanosoma evansi

Trypanosoma rangeli

Wuchereria bancrofti

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