Redescription and surface ultrastructure of Pygidiopsis macrostomum (Digenea: Heterophyidae).

  title={Redescription and surface ultrastructure of Pygidiopsis macrostomum (Digenea: Heterophyidae).},
  author={Susana Balmant Emerique Sim{\~o}es and Helene S Barbosa and Claudia P Santos},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={91 4},
Pygidiopsis macrostomum Travassos, 1928, a poorly known species originally described from a single specimen from Rattus norvegicus (Erxleben, 1777) in Brazil, is redescribed on the basis of metacercariae from the mesenteries of naturally infected guppies Poecilia vivipara Bloch and Schneider, 1801 (Poeciliidae), and adults obtained from an experimental infection of hamsters. Pygidiopsis macrostomum is characterized by the absence of oral spines, vitellaria extending forward to ventral sucker… CONTINUE READING


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