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Table 2 Mollusk species reported as Angiostrongylus costaricensis competent hosts based on morphological identification of the parasite

From: Abdominal angiostrongyliasis in the Americas: fifty years since the discovery of a new metastrongylid species, Angiostrongylus costaricensis

Host species Family Host type Geographical location Percentage of maximum prevalence reported in naturally infected samples (total sample) Maximum parasitic L3 load reported in naturally infected samples Type of infection reported in mollusks References
Belocaulus angustipesa Veronicellidae Land slug Brazil 33.3 (24) 13 Natural [68]
Biomphalaria glabrataa Planorbidae Aquatic snail Brazil NNI NNI Experimental [140]
Biomphalaria stramineaa Planorbidae Aquatic snail Brazil NNI NNI Experimental [140]
Biomphalaria tenagophilaa Planorbidae Aquatic snail Brazil NNI NNI Experimental [141]
Bradybaena similarisb Bradybaenidae Land snail Brazil 93.4 (91) 98 Natural [61]
Cornu aspersumb Helicidae Land snail Brazil 4.7 (63) ID Natural [68]
Deroceras laeveb Limacidae Land slug Brazil 0.1 (9) 1 Natural [67]
Limax flavusb Limacidae Land slug Brazil 17 (12) ID Natural [61]
Limax maximusb Limacidae Land slug Brazil 28 (143) ID Natural [61]
Megalobulimus abbreviatusa Megalobulimidae Land snail Brazil ID ID Natural [61]
Meghimatium pictumb Philomycidae Land slug Brazil 4.5 (245) 8 Natural [69]
Omalonyx spp. a Succineidae Semiaquatic slug Brazil NNI NNI Experimental [72]
Phyllocaulis boraceiensisa Veronicellidae Land slug Brazil NNI NNI Experimental [46]
Phyllocaulis soleiformisa Veronicellidae Land slug Brazil 16.6 (6) 1 Natural [68]
Phyllocaulis variegatusa Veronicellidae Land slug Brazil 28 (100) 75 Natural [63]
Sarasinula linguaeformisa Veronicellidae Land slug Brazil 86 (50) 7720 Natural [142]
Sarasinula plebeiaa Veronicellidae Land slug Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador 69.3 (856) 4600 Natural [9, 62, 70]
Veronicella cubensis (syn. V. occidentalis)a Veronicellidae Land slug Colombia NNI NNI Experimental [19]
  1. NNI, no natural infection reported
  2. ID, insufficient data
  3. aNative species
  4. bIntroduced species