Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola Sigler, Hambleton & ParĂ© (2013)    Synonyms: Snake Fungal Disease.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Eurotiomycetes   >   Order Onygenales   >   Family Onygenaceae   >   Genus Ophidiomyces   


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


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

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

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