Eimeria bentongi Colley and Mullin, 1971.
Type host: Hylomys suillus Muller, 1840,
Type locality: ASIA: Malaysia, Pahang, Bentong, in
Geographic distribution: ASIA: Malaysia.
Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape: ellipsoid to
subspheroid; number of walls: 1 (?); wall thickness: 1.5; wall characteristics: smooth, pale
yellow; L x W: 16.9 x 14.5 (15-18 x 14-16); L/W ratio: 1.2 (1.1-1.3); M:
absent; OR: absent; PG: 1. Distinctive features of oocyst: thick, smooth wall.
Description of sporocysts and sporozoites:
Sporocyst shape: ellipsoid to ovoid; L x W: 10.0 x 5.6 (9-11 x 5-6); L/W ratio: 1.7
(1.7-1.8); SB: present; SSB: absent (?); PSB: absent; SR present; SR characteristics: a
compact mass of irregular granules in center of sporocyst; SP: comma-shaped, one end narrower
than the other, lying head to tail, without RB. Distinctive features of sporocyst:
prominent SB, presence of compact SR and lack of RB.
Prevalence: 1 of 21 (5%).
Sporulation: Exogenous. Oocysts sporulated in 7 days in 2.5%
aqueous (w/v) potassium dichromate solution at 30ºC.
Prepatent and patent periods:Unknown.
Site of infection: Unknown. Oocysts recovered from
Materials deposited: The symbiotype host skin and skull are
in the Medical Ecology Museum, Inst. of Med. Res., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia No. 86558.
Remarks: This species has not been reported since
its original description.
References: Colley and Mullin (1971).