The ecology of Diplostomum phoxini infections in two minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) populations in Scotland.

@article{Barber1997TheEO,
  title={The ecology of Diplostomum phoxini infections in two minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) populations in Scotland.},
  author={Iain Barber and David W T Crompton},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={1997},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={189-96}
}
Data are presented on the infection dynamics of the brain-dwelling metacercariae of Diplostomum phoxini (Digenea: Trematoda) parasitizing European minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) populations in a lowland river (River Endrick) and a highland loch (Loch Maragan) in central Scotland. Prevalence of the parasite approached 100% in all samples taken from both populations over a 12-month period, and within each population the intensity of infection increased with increasing host fork length. However, the… CONTINUE READING

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