HR Excellence in Science

RNDr. František Moravec, DrSc.

Position Research Scientist - Laboratory of Helminthology
Evolutionary Parasitology
Institute of Parasitology

Contact details +420 387775432


Research interests

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


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: 385 records
Moravec F., Bakenhaster M.D. (2021) Two new species of philometrid nematodes (Philometridae), Barracudia notabilis n. sp. and Philometra consimilis n. sp., from the ovary of the hound needlefi sh Tylosurus crocodilus (Belonidae) off Florida, USA Helminthologia 58: 271–280.
DOI: 10.2478/helm-2021-0024
Moravec F., Bakenhaster M.D., Seyoum S., Tringali M.D. (2021) Morphological and genetic description of two new species of philometrid nematodes (Philometridae) parasitic in needlefishes (Belonidae) from estuaries of Florida, USA Folia Parasitologica 68: 8.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2021.008
Moravec F., Barton D., Shamsi S. (2021) Philometra longa n. sp. (Nematoda: Philometridae), a new parasite from the abdominal cavity of the eastern sea garfish Hyporhamphus australis (Hemiramphidae, Beloniformes) off Australia Systematic Parasitology 98: 167-175.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-021-09969-1
Moravec F., Barton D., Shamsi S. (2021) Two species of philometrid nematodes (Philometridae) newly recorded from marine fishes off South Australia, including Philometra inconveniens n. sp. from Hyporhamphus melanochir (Valenciennes) (Hemiramphidae) Systematic Parasitology 98: 413–422.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-021-09986-0
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2021) Echinocephalus inserratus sp. n. (Nematoda: Gnathostomatidae) from the stingray Pastinachus ater (Dasyatidae) and new records of congeneric and some other nematode larvae from teleost fishes off New Caledonia Folia Parasitologica 68: 014.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2021.014
Moravec F., Mizher J.A., Ali A. (2021) Records of two gonad-infecting species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) from marine fishes off Iraq, including the description of Philometra parabrevicollis n. sp. from the bigeye snapper Lutjanus lutjanus Bloch (Pisces, Lutjanidae) Systematic Parasitology 98: 443–453.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-021-09988-y
Moravec F., Nagasawa K. (2021) Some Spirurid Nematodes (Spirurida) from Freshwater and Brackish-Water Fishes in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, with Descriptions of Two New Species Acta Parasitologica 66: 163–177.
DOI: 10.1007/s11686-020-00268-1
Moravec F., Nagasawa K., Nitta M. (2021) Description of Raphidascaris (Ichthyascaris) multipapillata sp. nov., redescription of Hysterothylacium simile Li et al., 2013 and new records of some other ascaridoid nematodes from marine fishes in Japan Acta Parasitologica 66: 461–474.
DOI: 10.1007/s11686-020-00299-8
Moravec F., Shamsi S., Justine J. - L. (2021) Redescription of Ascarophis distorta Fusco et Overstreet, 1978 (Nematoda, Cystidicolidae) from the stomach of some butterflyfishes off New Caledonia Acta Parasitologica 66: 907–914.
DOI: 10.1007/s11686-021-00359-7
Beveridge I., Moravec F. (2020) Ascarophisnema hoiae n. sp. (Nematoda: Cystidicolidae), from the stomach of the trumpeter whiting, Sillago maculata Quoy & Gaimard (Perciformes: Sillaginidae) from Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Systematic Parasitology 97: 297–304.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-020-09910-y
Moravec F., Bakenhaster M.D., Switzer T.S. (2020) New records of Philometra spp. (Nematoda: Philometridae) from marine perciform fishes off Florida, USA, including descriptions of two new species Folia Parasitologica 67: 017.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2020.017
Moravec F., Dalrymple K.M., Galloway A.S., Barker A.M., De Buron I., De Buron I. (2020) First record of Piscicapillaria bursata (Nematoda: Capillariidae), a parasite of hammerhead sharks Sphyrna spp., in the western Atlantic Ocean Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 138: 133–136.
DOI: 10.3354/dao03458
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2020) New records of spirurid nematodes (Nematoda, Spirurida, Guyanemidae, Philometridae & Cystidicolidae) from marine fishes off New Caledonia, with redescriptions of two species and erection of Ichthyofilaroides n. gen. Parasite 27: 5.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2020003
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2020) Paracapillaria (Paracapillaria) gastrica n. sp. (Nematoda: Capillariidae) from the marine fish Synodus variegatus Lace´pe`de (Synodontidae, Aulopiformes) off New Caledonia Systematic Parasitology 97: 157–163.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-020-09907-7
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2020) New records of anisakid nematodes from marine fishes off New Caledonia, with descriptions of five new species of Raphidascaris (Ichthyascaris) (Nematoda, Anisakidae) Parasite 27: 20.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2020016
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2020) New records of cucullanid nematodes from marine fishes off New Caledonia, with descriptions of five new species of Cucullanus (Nematoda, Cucullanidae) Parasite 27: 37.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2020030
Moravec F., Justine J. - L. (2020) Erection of Euterranova n. gen. and Neoterranova n. gen. (Nematoda, Anisakidae), with the description of E. dentiduplicata n. sp. and new records of two other anisakid nematodes from sharks off New Caledonia Parasite 27: 58.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2020053
Moravec F., Nagasawa K., Hatama T. (2020) Some nematodes from eels (Anguilliformes: Anguillidae) in Japan, with descriptions of two new species Systematic Parasitology 97: 691–712.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-020-09945-1(0123456789().,-volV() 0123458697().,-volV)
Moravec F. (2019) Parasitic Nematodes of Freshwater Fishes of Africa Academia, Prague 406.
Moravec F., Barton D. (2019) Description of Piscicapillaria bursata sp. nov. (Capillariidae) and redescription of Parascarophis sphyrnae Campana-Rouget, 1955 (Cystidicolidae), two nematode parasites of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna spp.) off Australia Acta Parasitologica 64: 429–441.
DOI: 10.2478/s11686-019-00058-4

More publications


Biology Centre CAS
Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice
Data box: r84nds8


+420 387 775 111 (switchboard)
+420 387 775 051 (secretariat)
+420 778 468 552 (for media)

Staff search

Biologické centrum Google mapa

Login to the intranet

To log into the intranet enter your login details