[Investigations on dynamics of somatic growth in juvenile snails Lymnaea stagnalis (Pulmonata: Basommatophora) in conditions of experimental infection with parthenites of the trematode Opisthioglyphe ranae (Digenia: Plagiorchiida)].


The effect of exposure of juvenile individuals of Lymnaea stagnalis to infectious eggs of Opisthioglyphe ranae on dynamics of their growth was investigated under controlled conditions in laboratory. In infected snails enlargement of body weight and linear parameters of shell were observed. Any differences in shell shape, analysed on the base of regression… (More)