Transmission of Armillifer armillatus Ova at Snake Farm, The Gambia, West Africa
Figure 1. Adult and larval Armillifer armillatus parasites. A) Ventral view of 2 adult A. armillatus parasites recovered from the lungs and trachea of a deceased rock python; a gravid female (bottom) and a pre-adult female (top) are shown. The parasites showed 20 and 18 marked body rings, and had a length of 10 cm and 9 cm and a body width of 5–8 mm and 3–5 mm, respectively. B) Heavily parasitized omentum of a female stray dog, showing typical encapsulated C-shaped larval stages of A. armillatus parasites. C) Larvae from the omentum. The larvae had a length of 18–19 mm and a body width of 2 mm and showed 20–22 rings. Scale bars = 1 cm.