Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Eimeria ovina Levine & Ivens, 1970


Eimeria ovina was described by Levine & Ivens (1970) as a sheep-specific new species; earlier all sheep & goat parasites were know as E. arloingi.




South Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


SA: Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP)

Ecological Descriptors

Endoparasitic (host(s): Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758 [BOVIDAE] Sheep (faeces)).

Associated Fauna References

Callow, L.L. 1984. Animal Health in Australia. Volume 5. Protozoal and Rickettsial Diseases. Canberra : Aust. Govt. Publ. Service. (Ovis aries)

O'Callaghan, M.G., O'Donoghue, P.J. & Moore, E. 1987. Coccidia in sheep in South Australia. Veterinary Microbiology 24: 175-183 (Ovis aries)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
23-Feb-2016 EIMERIIDAE Minchin, 1903 23-Feb-2016 MODIFIED
APICOMPLEXA Levine, 1970 15-Aug-2014 ADDED