Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Hammondia hammondi Frenkel & Dubey, 1975


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Australian Alps (AA), Ben Lomond (BEL), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Ecological Descriptors

Parasitic (host(s): Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758) [MURIDAE] Black Rat (skeletal muscle); Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 [FELIDAE] Cat (faeces); Capra hircus Linnaeus, 1758 [BOVIDAE] Goat ((exptl. infection)); Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758 [MURIDAE] House Mouse (syn. M. domesticus; muscles); Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758 [BOVIDAE] Sheep ((exptl. infection), antibodies (IFAT)); Macropus eugenii (Desmarest, 1817) [MACROPODIDAE] Tammar Wallaby ((exptl. infection), antibodies (ELISA))).

Associated Fauna References

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

Johnson, A.M., Illana, S., Dubey, J.P. & Dame, J.B. 1987. Toxoplasma gondii and Hammondia hammondi: DNA comparison using cloned rRNA gene probes. Experimental Parasitology 63: 272-278 (Mus musculus)

Ladds, P. 2009. Pathology of Australian Native Wildlife. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing 640 pp. (Felis catus; Mus musculus)

Mason, R.W. 1978. The detection of Hammondia hammondi in Australia and the identification of a free-living intermediate host. Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde 57: 101-106 (Felis catus; Rattus rattus)

Munday, B.L. & Dubey, J.P. 1986. Serological cross-reactivity between Hammondia hammondi and Toxoplasma gondii in experimentally inoculated sheep. Australian Veterinary Journal 63: 344-345 (Ovis aries)

Munday, B.L. & Dubey, J.P. 1988. Prevention of Toxoplasma gondii abortion in goats by vaccination with oocysts of Hammondia hammondi. Australian Veterinary Journal 65: 150-153 (Capra hircus)

Reddacliff, G.L., Parker, S.J., Dubey, J.P., Nicholls, P.J., Johnson, A.M. & Cooper, D.W. 1993. An attempt to prevent acute toxoplasmosis in macropods by vaccination with Hammondia hammondi. Australian Veterinary Journal 70: 33-35 (Macropus eugenii)

Speare, R. 1985. The veterinary aspects of man as an intermediate host for Toxoplasma gondii. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 15: 11-18 (Felis catus)


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)
03-Dec-2014 APICOMPLEXA Levine, 1970 03-Dec-2014 MODIFIED
26-Jul-2012 18-Aug-2014 MODIFIED
24-Aug-2011 ADDED