Assortative pairing in the amphipod Paracalliope fluviatilis: a role for parasites?

Abstract

The potential impact of parasitism on pairing patterns of the amphipod Paracalliope fluviatilis was investigated with regard to the infection status of both males and females. Two helminth parasites commonly use this crustacean species as second intermediate host. One of them, Coitocaecum parvum, is a progenetic trematode with an egg-producing metacercaria… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-005-2211-0

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