Ribeiroia ondatrae cercariae are consumed by aquatic invertebrate predators.

@article{Schotthoefer2007RibeiroiaOC,
  title={Ribeiroia ondatrae cercariae are consumed by aquatic invertebrate predators.},
  author={Anna M Schotthoefer and K Marie Labak and Val Richard Beasley},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2007},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={
          1240-3
        }
}
Trematodes amplify asexually in their snail intermediate hosts, resulting in the potential release of hundreds to thousands of free-living cercariae per day for the life of the snail. The high number of cercariae released into the environment undoubtedly increases the probability of transmission. Although many individual cercariae successfully infect another host in their life cycle, most fail. Factors that prevent successful transmission of cercariae are poorly understood. Microcrustaceans and… CONTINUE READING

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