Food webs and the transmission of parasites to marine fish.

  title={Food webs and the transmission of parasites to marine fish.},
  author={David J. Marcogliese},
  volume={124 Suppl},
Helminth parasites of fish in marine systems are often considered to be generalists, lacking host specificity for both intermediate and definitive hosts. In addition, many parasites in marine waters possess life cycles consisting of long-lived larval stages residing in intermediate and paratenic hosts. These properties are believed to be adaptations to the long food chains and the low densities of organisms distributed over broad spatial scales that are characteristic of open marine systems… CONTINUE READING
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