No Common Name Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola Sigler, Hambleton & ParĂ© (2013)    Synonyms: Snake Fungal Disease.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Eurotiomycetes   >   Order Onygenales   >   Family Onygenaceae   >   Genus Ophidiomyces   

Status:

Unfortunately, this is an emerging pathogen of wild and captive snakes in North America. No treatment is currently known.

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Has been documented infecting Northern Water Snakes at SERC in Anne Arundel Co. (2014 and 2017) (Catesbania 38 (1):78-79).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola infecting a Timber Rattlesnake in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/18/2020). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola infecting a Northern Water Snake in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/8/2017). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)


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