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1 December 2009 First Intermediate Host of the Digenean Trematode Proctoeces lintoni (Fellodistomidae) in Chile
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The digenetic trematode, Proctoeces lintoni, is a parasite of the rocky intertidal ecosystems of the Chilean Pacific coastline. Although this species is relatively well known, the first intermediate host has not yet been described. In the present study, we used experimental protocols and field studies to identify the host that harbors the sporocysts and cercariae stages of the parasite. The first intermediate host was shown to be the dominant mussel of the mid-littoral zone, Perumytilus purpuratus.
Marcela Aldana, Karen González, Geraldine Loot, José Pulgar and Pablo A. Marquet "First Intermediate Host of the Digenean Trematode Proctoeces lintoni (Fellodistomidae) in Chile," Journal of Parasitology 95(6), (1 December 2009). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2004.1
Received: 3 January 2009; Accepted: 1 June 2009; Published: 1 December 2009
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