RNDr. František Moravec, DrSc.

Job Position: Research Scientist - Laboratory of Helminthology

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775432
E-mail: moravec@paru.cas.cz
Room: 208


Research interests

Research priorities: Biology, ecology and diversity of nematodes parasitising fishes and some other vertebrates.

Curriculum vitae


ducation and Scientific Experience

He studied at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Brno (specialization for zoology) and graduated in 1962. In 1964, he became a postgraduate student in the Institute of Parasitology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, in Prague, where he was later employed as a reseacher. In 1967, he obtained the degree RNDr. from the University of Brno. In 1969, he defended his candidate thesis "Nematodes of fishes in Czechoslovakia and developmental cycles of some species" in the Institute of Parasitology in Prague and earned the degree of the Candidate of Biological Sciences (C.Sc. = Ph.D.). In the following years, he continued his research of fish helminths, especially nematodes. Results of his more than twenty years' studies in this field became a basis for writing his doctoral thesis "Bionomy of parasitic nematodes of freshwater fishes" on the basis of which he received the title of Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) in 1981. In the same year he was appointed head of the Department of Helminthology of the Institute of Parasitology, then Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (now Academy of sciences of the Czech Republic); the Institute moved from Prague to České Budějovice in 1985. In 1985-1988, he was the Acting Editor of the international journal Folia Parasitologica. In 1988, he was elected a Corresponding Member of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and remained at this position until this Academy was dissolved in 1993. At present he continues to be the head of the Department of Helminthology, of the Laboratory of Nematology, and the curator of the Helminthological Collection of the Institute.

Research Activities and Stays Abroad

For many years his research activity has been oriented mainly to studies of the biology, ecology and taxonomy of helminth parasites of fishes and some other vertebrates, where he has achieved many priority results; he has broad international co-operations. He himself worked in many countries (e.g., in Egypt to study human schistosomosis in 1971-1974, or in Mexico as a professor and a head of the chair and the parasitological laboratory in the Centre for Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN) in Mérida in 1994-1995). He published about 350 scientific papers, including 11 books. He was an organizer or a co-organizer of two international symposia on fish parasites, three international ichthyoparasitological training courses and the International Workshop on Anguillicolosis of Eels. He has been the supervisor of several Czech and foreign Ph.D. students. He is a member of editorial boards of two domestic and three foreign international scientific journals, of various professional commissions and domestic and foreign scientific societies.

Total found: 352 records
Cavalcante P.H.O., Moravec F., Santos C.P. (2018) The philometrid nematode Philometroides acreanensis n. sp. from the stomach wall of the catfish Pimelodus blochii in north-western Brazil Journal of Helminthology 92 : 109-115.
DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X1700013X
Moravec F., Barton D. (2018) Capillaria appendigera n. sp. (Nematoda: Capillariidae) from the goldbanded jobfish Pristipomoides multidens (Day) (Lutjanidae) and new records of other intestinal capillariids from marine perciform fishes off Australia Systematic Parasitology 95 : 55-64.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-017-9764-y
Moravec F., Yooyen T., Sanprick A. (2018) Two nematode species from freshwater and marine fishes in Thailand, including Ascarophis scatophagi sp. nov. (Cystidicolidae) from Scatophagus argus (Scatophagidae) Acta Parasitologica 63 : 89-98.
DOI: 10.1515/ap-2018-0010
Makki M., Dupouy-Camet J., Sajjadi S.M.S., Moravec F., Naddaf S.R., Mobedi I., Malekafzali H., Rezaeian M., Mohebali M., Kargar F., Mowlavi G. (2017) Human spiruridiasis due to Physaloptera spp. (Nematoda: Physalopteridae) in a grave of the Shahr-e Sukhteh Archeological Site of Bronze Age (2800–2500 BC) in Iran Parasite 24 : 18.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2017019
Measures L., Moravec F., Douglas S., Lair S. (2017) Philometra rubra (Nematoda: Philometridae) – first description of the male from striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and implications for re-introduction of an extirpated population Canadian Journal of Zoology 95 : 345-352.
DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0141
Moravec F., Bakenhaster M., Leone E. H. (2017) Redescription of Philometra margolisi Moravec, Vidal-Martínez et Aguirre-Macedo, 1995 (Nematoda: Philometridae), a gonad-infecting parasite of the red grouper Epinephelus morio (Serranidae) in the Gulf of Mexico Acta Parasitologica 62 : 412-421.
DOI: 10.1515/ap-2017-0049
Moravec F., Beveridge I. (2017) Lobocapillaria austropacifica n. g., n. sp. (Nematoda: Capillariidae) from the obtuse barracuda Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier (Sphyraenidae, Perciformes) off eastern Australia Systematic Parasitology 94 : 547-556.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-017-9722-8
Moravec F., Chaabane A., Neifar L., Gey D., Justine J. - L. (2017) Species of Philometra (Nematoda, Philometridae) from fishes off the Mediterranean coast of Africa, with a description of Philometra rara n. sp. from Hyporthodus haifensis and a molecular analysis of Philometra saltatrix from Pomatomus saltatrix Parasite 24 : 8.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2017008
Moravec F., Ghanmi N., Chaabane A., Gargouri L., Justine J. - L. (2017) Redescription of Philometra filiformis (Stossich, 1896) (Nematoda: Philometridae), a gonad-infecting parasite of the common pandora Pagellus erythrinus (Linnaeus) (Sparidae) in the Mediterranean Sea, including new taxonomic features revealed by SEM Systematic Parasitology 94 : 979-987.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-017-9758-9
Moravec F., Jirků M. (2017) Some nematodes from freshwater fishes in central Africa Folia Parasitologica 64 : 033.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2017.033
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2017) Two new species of nematode parasites, Cucullanus epinepheli sp. n. (Cucullanidae) and Procamallanus (Spirocamallanus) sinespinis sp. n. (Camallanidae), from marine serranid and haemulid fishes off New Caledonia Folia Parasitologica 64 : 011.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2017.011
Moravec F., Scholz T. (2017) Some nematodes, including two new species, from freshwater fishes in the Sudan and Ethiopia Folia Parasitologica 64 : 010.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2017.010
Moravec F., Shamsi S. (2017) Barracudia australiensis n. g., n. sp. (Nematoda: Philometridae) from the obtuse barracuda Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier (Perciformes: Sphyraenidae) off eastern Australia Systematic Parasitology 94 : 627-634.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-017-9735-3
Portes Santos C., da Silva M.T., Moravec F. (2017) Dawestrema cycloancistrium (Monogenea) from the head pores of arapaimas Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 125 : 93-100.
DOI: 10.3354/dao03136
Moravec F., Adlard R. (2016) Redescription of Rhabdochona papuanensis (Nematoda: Thelazioidea), a parasite of rainbow fishes (Melanotaenia spp.); the first record of the species of Rhabdochona in Australia Acta Parasitologica 61 : 820-827.
DOI: 10.1515/ap-2016-0114
Moravec F., Ali A., Abed J., Shaker S. (2016) New records of philometrids (Nematoda: Philometridae) from marine fishes off Iraq, with the erection of two new species and the first description of the male of Philometroides eleutheronemae Moravec & Manoharan, 2013 Systematic Parasitology 93 : 129-144.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-015-9611-y
Moravec F., Bakenhaster M., Adams D. (2016) Two new species of Philometra Costa, 1845 (Nematoda: Philometridae) from Mycteroperca spp. (Serranidae) in the North-West Atlantic and northern Gulf of Mexico, USA Systematic Parasitology 93 : 479-491.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-016-9642-z
Moravec F., Barton D. (2016) New tissue-dwelling species of Philometra Costa, 1845 and Philometroides Yamaguti, 1935 (Nematoda: Philometridae) from marine perciform fishes off the northern coast of Australia Systematic Parasitology 93 : 623-637.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-016-9657-5
Moravec F., Chaabane A., Justine J. - L., Neifar L. (2016) Two gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from groupers (Serranidae) off Tunisia, with a key to Philometra species infecting serranid gonads Parasite 23 : 8.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2016008
Moravec F., Chaabane A., Neifar L., Gey D., Justine J. - L. (2016) Descriptions of Philometra aenei n. sp. and P. tunisiensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Philometridae) from Epinephelus spp. off Tunisia confirm a high degree of host specificity of gonad-infecting species of Philometra Costa, 1845 in groupers (Serranidae) Systematic Parasitology 93 : 115-128.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-015-9610-z

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