Parasitisation by Bathycreadium elongatum (Digenea, Opecoelidae) in pyloric caeca of Trachyrincus scabrus (Teleostei, Macrouridae).

@article{Constenla2011ParasitisationBB,
  title={Parasitisation by Bathycreadium elongatum (Digenea, Opecoelidae) in pyloric caeca of Trachyrincus scabrus (Teleostei, Macrouridae).},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Constenla and Maite Carrass{\'o}n and Christian M Moya and Albert Fern{\'a}ndez-Chac{\'o}n and Francesc Padr{\'o}s and Aig{\"u}es Repull{\'e}s-Albelda and Francisco Esteban Montero},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2011},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={239-47}
}
A novel process of transmural passive displacement of a digenean parasite was studied in the digestive tract of the roughsnout grenadier Trachyrincus scabrus, which is found in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. This mechanism seems to facilitate the elimination of a significant portion of intestinal parasites. The digenean parasite Bathycreadium elongatum was found in the intestine, mainly within pyloric caeca, in 74.4% of T. scabrus, with a mean abundance of 44 individuals per fish. Nodule… CONTINUE READING
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