Plasmodium volans

Plasmodium volans

Plasmodium volans is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium sugenus Carinamoeba.

Like all Plasmodium species P. volans has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are reptiles.


The parasite was first described by Telford in 1995.

The schizonts produce 4 – 6 merozoites.

The gametocytes are elongated.

Geographical occurrence

This species is found in the Philippines.

Clinical features and host pathology

The only known host of this species is the flying lizard Draco volans.


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