Migration of Diplostomum spathaceum (trematoda) in the fish intermediate host

  title={Migration of Diplostomum spathaceum (trematoda) in the fish intermediate host},
  author={Chariya Ratanarat-Brockelman},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Parasitenkunde},
The migratory route of Diplostomum spathaceum to the eye lens of the fish host was determined by examining fishes killed at various times after infection in the laboratory by immersion in water containing cercariae. Migration occurred mostly in subcutaneous connective tissue and muscles of the trunk. Neither peritoneal cavity nor circulatory system served as a major migratory route. Rate of migration was estimated to be about 5 mm/hr with the aid of caudal fin immersion technique. Successful… CONTINUE READING