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: 363 records
Moravec F. (2019) Parasitic Nematodes of Freshwater Fishes of Africa Academia, Prague 406.
Moravec F., Chaudhary A., Singh H.S. (2019) Heliconema monopteri n. sp. (Nematoda: Physalopteridae) from Monopterus cuchia (Hamilton) (Osteichthyes: Synbranchidae) in India, with notes on the taxonomy of Heliconema spp. Helminthologia 56 : 124–131.
DOI: 10.2478/helm-2019-0002
Moravec F., De Buron I., González-Solís D. (2019) Redescription of three species of nematodes (Nematoda) parasitising fishes in the USA, with a key to species of Dichelyne parasitic in freshwater and brackish-water fishes of North America Systematic Parasitology 96 : 79–94.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-018-9829-6
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2019) Dichelyne (Cucullanellus) bodiani n. sp. and Cucullanus hansoni Olsen, 1952 (Nematoda: Cucullanidae) from fishes off New Caledonia. Systematic Parasitology 96 : 299–310.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-019-09850-2
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., Barton D. (2018) New records of philometrids (Nematoda: Philometridae) from marine fishes off Australia, including description of four new species and erection of Digitiphilometroides gen. n. Folia Parasitologica 65 : 005.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2018.005
Moravec F., Cutmore S., Yong R. (2018) Redescription of Philometra pellucida (Jägerskiöld, 1893) (Nematoda: Philometridae) parasitic in the abdominal cavity of the blackspotted puffer Arothron nigropunctatus (Bloch & Schneider) (Teleostei: Tetraodontidae) off Australia and Japan Systematic Parasitology 95 : 665–671.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-018-9806-0
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2018) Three new species of Cucullanus (Nematoda: Cucullanidae) from marine fishes off New Caledonia, with a key to species of Cucullanus from Anguilliformes. Parasite 25 : 51.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2018050
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2018) Rasheedia n. nom. (Nematoda, Physalopteridae) for Bulbocephalus Rasheed, 1966 (a homonym of Bulbocephalus Watson, 1916), with description of Rasheedia heptacanthi n. sp. and R. novaecaledoniensis n. sp. from perciform fishes off New Caledonia Parasite 25 : 39.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2018033
Moravec F., Nagasawa K. (2018) Rhabdochona angusticaudata sp. n. (Nematoda: Rhabdochonidae) from the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica, and new records of some other nematodes from inland fishes in Japan Folia Parasitologica 65 : 016.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2018.016
Moravec F., Nagasawa K., Madinabeitia I. (2018) Redescription of Dichelyne (Cucullanellus) jialaris (Nematoda: Cucullanidae), a parasite of seabreams (Perciformes: Sparidae) in East Asia Acta Parasitologica 63 : 802–807.
DOI: 10.1515/ap-2018-0097
Moravec F., Novacovsky G.N., Hernández-Orts J. (2018) Pseudodelphis eleginopsis n. sp. (Nematoda: Guyanemidae), a new tissue-dwelling parasite of the Patagonian blennie Eleginops maclovinus (Cuvier) (Perciformes: Eleginopsidae) in Argentina, with notes on related forms Systematic Parasitology 95 : 403–414.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-018-9793-1
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

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