Larval digenean community parasitizing the freshwater snail, Chilina dombeyana (Pulmonata: Chilinidae) in Patagonia, Argentina, with special reference to the notocotylid Catatropis chilinae.


The objective of this research was to describe the structure of larval digenean communities in the freshwater snail Chilina dombeyana in Lake Mascardi, an oligotrophic Andean Patagonian lake. In total, 1,923 snails were collected during 2 sampling periods. Specimens were examined, and 8 digenean species were identified, all with allogenic life cycles. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1645/GE-1152.1


10 Figures and Tables