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EFFECT OF ASCOCOTYLE TENUICOLLIS ( DIGENEA : HETEROPHYIDAE ) METACERCARIAL INFECTION ON THE HEART OF FUNDULUS HETEROCLITUS ( TELEOSTEI : CYPRTNODONTIDAE )

@inproceedings{Hicks2013EFFECTOA,
  title={EFFECT OF ASCOCOTYLE TENUICOLLIS ( DIGENEA : HETEROPHYIDAE ) METACERCARIAL INFECTION ON THE HEART OF FUNDULUS HETEROCLITUS ( TELEOSTEI : CYPRTNODONTIDAE )},
  author={Toni Hicks and Edna J. Steele},
  year={2013}
}
A total of 40 mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) from 3 localities in the Massachusetts area and 9 mummichogs from Georgetown, South Carolina were examined for the presence of Ascocotyle metacercariae. All metacercariae were located in the bulbus arteriosus of the heart. In Massachusetts area study, all fish from New Bedford Harbor were infected (mean intensity = 168; n = 25). Four out of five fish from West Island were infected (mean intensity = 2), and only 1 out of 10 fish from Slocums River… 

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