Brachylaima aspersae n. sp. (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) infecting farmed snails in NW Spain: morphology, life cycle, pathology, and implications for heliciculture.

@article{Segade2011BrachylaimaAN,
  title={Brachylaima aspersae n. sp. (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) infecting farmed snails in NW Spain: morphology, life cycle, pathology, and implications for heliciculture.},
  author={Paula Segade and Cristina Crespo and N. Garc{\'i}a and Jos{\'e} M. Garc{\'i}a-Est{\'e}vez and Cecilia In{\'e}s Sosa Arias and Raul Benitez Iglesias},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={175 3-4},
  pages={273-86}
}
The life cycle of Brachylaima aspersae n. sp. (Trematoda: Brachylaimidae) in heliciculture farms is elucidated in light of field and experimental studies. Embryonated asymmetrical eggs (33.3 μm × 20.2 μm) are passed in the faeces of the definitive host, the domestic mouse (Mus musculus), and are ingested by its unique first intermediate host, the helicid snail Helix aspersa aspersa. After hatching, the miracidium develops into a highly branched sporocyst in the connective tissues of the… CONTINUE READING