Temporal variation in prevalence and cercarial development of Echinostephilla patellae (Digenea, Philophthalmidae) in the intertidal gastropod Patella vulgata

@article{Prinz2010TemporalVI,
  title={Temporal variation in prevalence and cercarial development of Echinostephilla patellae (Digenea, Philophthalmidae) in the intertidal gastropod Patella vulgata},
  author={Katrin Prinz and Thomas C. Kelly and Ruth M. O’Riordan and Sarah C. Culloty},
  journal={Acta Parasitologica},
  year={2010},
  volume={55},
  pages={39-44}
}
The trematode Echinostephilla patellae is an abundant but scarcely investigated parasite found in coastal ecosystems of the British Isles. Redial and cercarial stages of the digenean occur in the digestive gland and gonads of common limpets Patella vulgata. Here, we present data on the temporal distribution of E. patellae infections in P. vulgata from an intertidal site on the Irish south coast as well as on the intramolluscan development of the cercariae over a period of one year. Prevalence… CONTINUE READING