Prevalence of cercariae from Lymnaea stagnalis snails in a pond system in Southern Germany


Lymnaea stagnalis snails were collected from 174 individual ponds of an extensive pond system in South Germany; 43,441 snails collected during 1980–2000 were examined for shedding cercariae. The species richness (at least 18 species of cercariae) and the high cercarial prevalence (at least 44.9%) may result from the high abundance and diversity of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004360100462