The biological control of snail intermediate hosts of schistosomiasis by fish

  title={The biological control of snail intermediate hosts of schistosomiasis by fish},
  author={Roel Slootweg and Emile A. Malek and FERGUS S. McCULLOUGH},
  journal={Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries},
The use of molluscivorous fish for biological control of snail intermediate hosts of schistosomiasis is a regularly reappearing theme in the literature on schistosomiasis control. The effectiveness of this control method has not yet been demonstrated, and conclusive field evidence is lacking. In this article the literature on snail control by fish is critically reviewed. Special attention is paid to the cichlid fish Astatoreochromis alluaudi that has been used in well-documented field trials in… CONTINUE READING

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