Plasmodium balli

Plasmodium balli

"Plasmodium balli" is a parasite of the genus "Plasmodium".

Like all "Plasmodium" species it has vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts are lizards: the insect vector is not yet known.

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regnum = Protista
phylum = Apicomplexa
classis = Aconoidasida
ordo = Haemosporida
familia = Plasmodiidae
genus = "Plasmodium"
species = "P. balli"
binomial = "Plasmodium balli"


"Plasmodium balli" was first described in 1969 by Telford. Telford SR Jr. (1969) A new Saurian malarial parasite "Plasmodium balli" from Panama. J. Protozool. 16(3):431-437 ]

Geographic occurrence

This parasite is found in the Caribbean and Central America.

Clinical features and host pathology

Host record:

Anolis lizards - "Anolis limifrons", "Anolis lionotus" and "Anolis poecilopus


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