Temporal variation in parasite loading in relation to life history patterns of Littorina obtusata and L. fabalis

@inproceedings{Williams1998TemporalVI,
  title={Temporal variation in parasite loading in relation to life history patterns of Littorina obtusata and L. fabalis},
  author={Gray A. Williams and Timothy J. Brailsford},
  year={1998}
}
Parasitic infection of Littorina obtusata (L.) and Littorina fabalis Turton by larval digeneans was studied in summer (August) and winter (February) on a sheltered shore at St Michael’s Island, Isle of Man. Sampling was timed to investigate parasite loading at different stages of the littorinids’ life history. Nine species of digeneans were identified and infection rates were similar between the species, with a slightly higher prevalence in females for L. obtusata and males in L. fabalis… CONTINUE READING